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Sweetwater Creek White, Red ~ Dog Friendly
|Event Location:||Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, Ga|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Mar 8 2020 10:30 am >> Sun, Mar 8 2020 12:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Mar 6 2020 10:10 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Mar 8 2020 8:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Chris L|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||14|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
This will be a leisurely paced hike at Sweetwater Creek State Park. This is a fun and scenic hike very close to town. I am bring my new Goldendoodle puppy and she is not ready for a faster paced hike. We will start on the White trail and go counter clock wise until we come to the intersection with the Red trail. We will them follw the Red trail along Sweetwater Creek and past the ruins of the old Manchester Thread Mill. Anyone who is interested is welcome to continue on to the Yellow trail to add 3 additional mile to the hike.
White Trail: 3 miles
one way. Blazed white. Rated moderate
Red Trail: 1 mile one way.
Blazed red. Rated easy to difficult.
Yellow Trail: 3-mile loop. Blazed yellow.
Rated moderate to difficult for normal people.
The Yellow Trail is accessed by entering the Red Trail at the bottom corner of the parking area and then turning left after approximately 150 feet. It then drops into the creek valley and heads upstream to the bridge across Sweetwater Creek. After crossing the bridge the trail turns downstream where, just past the wooden footbridge, you will find a fork in the path. Once we get to the fork in the trail, we're going to take it (Yogi Berra reference. Also, not on the website). We'll probably go clockwise around the loop.
|How to Get There:|
Sweetwater Creek State Park hiking trail parking lot near the visitor center: Take I-20 west from Atlanta, exit #44 at Thornton Road, turn left and go 1/4 mile. Turn right on Blairs Bridge Road, go 2 miles and turn left on Mount Vernon Road. Travel a couple more miles and into the park. Just after crossing over the lake, look for a sign that says hiking/nature trails, and take a left there (there is a small entry gate). Continue straight to the end of the road to the parking area.
Will this event occur rain or shine? No, not in severe weather.
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