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Lower Jacks River Trail to the Falls. Rescheduled

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cisco, GA   Hike: Lower Jacks River Trail to the Falls. Rescheduled  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 4 2019  7:15 am >> Sun, Aug 4 2019 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Jul 23 2019 7:15 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 3 2019 7:46 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:15 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: 9 / 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.


Join me as I explore the Jacks River from the western trailhead to the Falls.

This out and back hike will be the perfect recipe for a hot summer day... 20+ river crossings of the cool, clear Jacks river culminating in a quick swim at the falls. We will be moving at a brisk pace, when the trail allows, and slow down for the sometimes slippery river crossings and blowdowns.  Be sure to wear shoes that you will be comfortable hiking in wet all day.  We will not be stopping to change shoes at the river crossings. We will eat lunch at the falls.

This is a difficult, wilderness hike. Recent D5 experience is required to join the fun. If your experience is outside of the club, please email me with your hiking experience.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Water shoes
  • Trekking poles
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Change of clothes for the ride home
  • Sense of adventure
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • Treats to share
  • Sarcasm
  • clown costume

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The trail head is located near the Georgia/Tennesse border. 

Click here for location OR enter "Jacks River Trail Western Trailhead" into your favorite GPS.

Several miles of gravel road are necessary to get to the trailhead.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):145Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:15 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $58.00 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.


This is a fair weather event.  If the forcast calls for strong storms the event will be rescheduled.

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.