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Saturday Morning Hike at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Visitor Center at Island Ford   Hike: Saturday Morning Hike at Island Ford    National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 20 2019  8:30 am >> Sat, Jul 20 2019 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Jul 18 2019 9:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 20 2019 12:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will cover 5-6 miles at a moderate pace by heading over to the river trail, adventure up a few of the back hills, hike on the lollipop trail and then loop back around.

Expect to stop a few times to enjoy the views of the river and the woods.

Definition of a D2 hike: Gentle to Moderate elevation gain 400 to 1,000 feet, moderate pace, generally 4 to 6 miles.

The Hike will start promptly at 8:30 am at the VISITOR CENTER which is at the end of Island Ford Parkway.

It's that time of year... safety frist: no liquids no hike.

Up to 2 dogs can come on the hike. Please register your dog when you RSVP. You must use a leash at all times in accordance with the Park rules. 

Do not leave any valuables in your car including the trunk since vandalism has happened in the past.

Restrooms will not be available at hike time. 

Required Items to Bring:


Good hiking shoes 

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

 Hiking Poles 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

1906 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA

From northbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road).
- Coming off the exit, stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400, and turn right onto Dunwoody Place.
- Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
- Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.

From southbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road)
- Continue straight ahead at the traffic light onto Dunwoody Place.
- Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
- Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.


Trail Map -

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