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Sweetwater Creek State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, Ga
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 19 2009  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Tue, Sep 8 2009 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 18 2009 10:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Chris L
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:18
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: Yes

Join us for a morning hike at Sweetwater Creek State Park. We will complete a 4 mile loop on the white and red trails, followed by 3 mile loop on the yellow trail. This is a fun and scenic hike very close to town. We will start on the white trail, which passes through a remote area of the park over to Jack's Lake and then meets up with the red trail at the falls. We will continue onto the red trail, passing a large Civil War mill ruin. We will then follow the yellow trail, that passes through a hardwood forest and has an elevation gain of approximately 350 feet.

Total distance is 7 miles, and we will try to maintain a moderate pace.

Please plan to arrive by 8:45 am to sign the waiver. We will head to the trail at 9 am.

Required Items to Bring:
hiking boots/shoes
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Checklist

How to Get There:
Event Directions: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
Turn left on Mount Vernon Road.
Travel a couple more miles and into the park. Just after crossing the second bridge, look for a sign indicating trail access, and take a left there (there is a small entry kiosk). Continue straight to the end of the road to the parking area.


There is a $5 parking fee.

Are Dogs Permitted? Yes, but must be kept on leash and they are the owner's responsibility.
Will this event occur rain or shine? Not in severe weather.

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

Cost Includes:There is a $5 parking fee.

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