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Heritage Park - Thompson Park ( double the adventure )!!

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 585 Nickajack Road SE, Mableton, GA 30126   Hike: Heritage Park - Thompson Park ( double the adventure )!!  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jul 15 2020  8:00 am >> Wed, Jul 15 2020 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Jul 7 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 15 2020 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chuck R
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This is a low impact hike with numerous stops. It will involve a short road walk and a train track crossing up a hill. The Thompson Park trail runs parallel in some parts with a train track off to a short distance. We Park and begin our hike at Thompson Park. Once we enter the trail... it will be a foot path with all woods and loops for around 2.4 miles. ( retracing some parts of trail ) This will be the lowest pace hike at approximately 2.3 mph. Then we connect with the Heritage Trail ( must take a short road walk ), which will be an out and back, also a mostly dirt trail with an elevated board walk over a Marsh. Running parallel with Nickajack Creek, the trail offers some Mills; the Concord Covered Bridge and a couple of small water falls for viewing. The pace will be pick up approximately 2.8 mph. There are no big climbs on this hike, except for the road to connect to Thompson Park but it's short in duration. We will have some light road traffic ( briefly) with a train track crossing. I don't see this as an issue, just be careful! Plenty of pavilions with closed in bathrooms so bring snacks! This photo is on the trail.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking shoes, boots or good sturdy sneakers


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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

1) I-75 North to I-285 West (toward Birmingham)

2) Take the S Atlanta Rd exit, Exit 16, toward Smyrna.  Keep right to take the ramp toward NAS Atlanta.

3) Turn left onto Cumberland Pkwy SE (.1 miles past Peach Ln SE)

4) Cumberland Pkwy SE becomes E West Connector SE

5) Turn left onto Fontaine Road SW and another left to Nickajack Rd . Cross train tracks and Thompson Park will be on your right. 555 Nickajack Rd S/E Mableton 30126



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