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Sunday Morning at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: ISLAND FORD - Sandy Springs, GA   Hike: Sunday Morning at Island Ford   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 31 2020  8:30 am >> Sun, May 31 2020 10:15 am
Registration Opens: Mon, May 25 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, May 31 2020 8:00 am
Event Duration:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join me for a hike at Island Ford. We will park at the first parking lot (enter through park entrance gate and make immediate left into parking lot). We will NOT be hiking the Lollipop Loop. Will start hike by heading towards trail along banks of Chattahooche, head towards visitor center, quick loop around pond and then back to our cars. Great hike for beginners, very little elevation.  Just about 4 1/2 miles.

Trip Leader requests that everyone abide by recommendations for social distancing.  Masks optional.

Will be hiking at a moderate pace, not super fast but not a stroll either

Currently the $5 daily parking fees are being waived by the CRNRA - not sure when they will start enforcing the $5 - be prepared with $5 or your annual CRNRA parking pass just in case.


There are no restrooms at this location - please plan accordingly.


$5 cash daily parking fee unless you have annual pass displayed in your vehicle

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking shoes/boots



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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.


Once you enter the main gate the parking lot is immediately on your left.    

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