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Emery Creek Trail (Lots of creek fords)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chatsworth GA.   Hike: Emery Creek Trail (Lots of creek fords)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 25 2019  7:30 am >> Sat, May 25 2019 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, May 14 2019 7:32 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 24 2019 7:32 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ron Jacobs
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


If you enjoy creek crossings and waterfalls, you will love this hike.

Join me as I hike the Emery Creek Trail from Holly Creek to the campground. This trail has at least 15 creek crossings (each way), some are knee deep, most are ankle deep.  We will not be stopping at each creek to change shoes, wear shoes that can get wet! It would also be a good idea to bring poles due to the slippery rocks in the creek. We will be seeing at least 2 waterfalls.

This hike is just over 12 miles long with 3000 feet of ascent, most of the ascent is in the 3 miles after the second waterfall. 

To participate in this strenuous event, you must have recent D4/D5 experience.

Required Items to Bring:


Water shoes

Lunch/Trail food


Sense of humor

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Bug spray



Dry bag (for your phone/camera)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Put "Emery Creek Trail Trailhead" in your gps for turn by turn directions.  5925 Old CCC Camp Rd, Chatsworth GA 307055.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):128Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $51.20 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


I will be monitory the creek levels leading up to this hike.  If the creek levels look too high, we will go to Cloudland Canyon instead.

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