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Smith Creek Trail to Anna Ruby Falls

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Unicoi State Park   Hike: Smith Creek Trail to Anna Ruby Falls  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 15 2019  9:00 am >> Sat, Jun 15 2019 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 12 2019 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 14 2019 6:00 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:9 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bill S
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join us for a challenging hike on the Smith Creek Trail at Unicoi State Park.  We start at the camp gounds and hike 4.5 miles to Anna Ruby Falls.   Along the way we climb up to Hickory Ridge with the first one or two miles being uphill. We pass by feeder creeks with small water falls while hiking along Smith Creek.  Then we hike along the ridge with views of the valley, with the sound of Anna Ruby Falls in the background.  We will stop near Anna Ruby Falls for lunch and to view the falls before taking the trail back.

This should be a good time of year when the leaves are out so we will get good view of the small waterfalls along the way.  There may be some wild azalias and mountian laurel in bloom.

This is not a hike for beginners because of the elevation gain of over 1500 feet and we will be hiking at a moderate pace.  There is a $5 parking fee if you do not have a pass.  Please be at the P&R ten minutes early to sign in and arrange the carlpool.

After the hike an optional dinner is planned at Yahoola Creek Grill in Dahlonega.  More information is available at

Required Items to Bring:



Hiking boots

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How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):140Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $56.00 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.

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