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Gahuti Trail at Fort Mountain State Park - leisurely pace

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 1 2020  9:30 am >> Sat, Feb 1 2020 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jan 22 2020 8:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 31 2020 8:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:9 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ann Howard
Ralph Howard
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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: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is a leisurely paced hike for those looking to break from D3 into D4 hikes, OR those with experience but looking for a leisurely pace. The pace is near to 2.0 mph on the average. Please don't sign up for this hike if you wanted something faster.

Moderate to Strenuous 9.0 miles. We will be going a bit longer because we will add a side trail to the overlook. Elevation gain with side trail will be around 1600 feet.

Fort Mountain is named for a mysterious 855 foot long wall constructed along the western slope of the highest point of the mountain. The structure has been attributed to various historical figures, but today most authorities believe the wall was constructed by Woodlands-era Indians between 500 BC and 500AD as fortification against other more hostile Indians or ancient ceremonies.

The Gahuti Trail travels around the edge of the park, passing just below the summits of Cohutta and Fort mountains. Ever changing, the trail is both beautiful and challenging in all seasons.

We will take a side trail from the Gahuti to the overlook for our lunch break.

Hike finishes around 3PM, back to carpool by 5pmish.

Required Items to Bring:

water or energy drinks
trail snacks
good hiking shoes/boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
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trekking poles strongly recommended

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):162Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $64.80 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.


Parking fee $5.00

If you are meeting us there, please meet at the visitor center at 9:15AM.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

Free but please share gas fare with your carpool driver.

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