Wildcat Wilderness Waterfall Wonderland - Sun, Jul 7 2019

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Wildcat Wilderness Waterfall Wonderland

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Dawsonville, GA   Hike: Wildcat Wilderness Waterfall Wonderland  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 7 2019  7:30 am >> Sun, Jul 7 2019 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Jul 2 2019 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 6 2019 6:45 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:11 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:2
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


You will need to purchase a one day Hunting/Fishing License ($5) to participate in this event.  Click here to purchase

Join me as I explore the Dawsonville Wilderness area. We will seeing 5 waterfalls, crossing creeks, swimming and having a great time! This is an 11 mile hike with 2800 feet of ascent.

We will park at the Wildcat Creek Campground. Our first trail will be the Wildcat Creek Trail where we will hike for 2 miles on a mostly flat terrain. We will then join the Fall Creek Trail where we will quickly see our first waterfall. We will stay on this trail for about 4 miles, see 2 more waterfalls and do the majority of our climb for the day. At this point we will join up with the Rocky Ford Trail, home to our last 2 waterfalls. We will stay on Rocky Ford for 2.8 miles when we will intersect with the Turner Trail. The Turner Trail will take us back to our cars and mark the end of our loop adventure.  Somewhere along the way we will be taking a break for lunch and perhaps a short swim.

There will be 4 wet foot crossing on this hike, we will be stopping to change shoes. Be sure to bring some appropriate shoes for creek crossing (up to waist deep) or be prepared to hike with wet feet.

This is a strenuous, wilderness hike. You must have recent D5 experience to participate in this event.



Required Items to Bring:
  • Water Shoes
  • Poles
  • Small Towel
  • Lunch
  • Sense of Adventure
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Camera
  • Sense of humor
  • Treats to share

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The trailhead is located in the Wildcat Creek Campground. Red Fox Dr, Dawsonville, GA 30534. Click here for location

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):63Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $25.20 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 checking if you have purchased a fishing license at the carpool!

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