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Garland Mountain-Northwest Trails

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 1411 Garland Mountain Way, Waleska, GA 30183
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 21 2020  10:00 am >> Sun, Jun 21 2020 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jun 11 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jun 21 2020 6:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7.2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
Joyce T.
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This park is maintained by the Cherokee County Saddle Club, and may be used by both horse riders and hikers, BUT PEDESTRIANS MUST YIELD TO RIDERS. Most trails are named after horse coat colors.

We will walk a loop consisting of a short section of Palomino, all of Dun and Ellen's Way and the southern portion of Dapple. After reaching Greenway West we will walk North until we reach Chestnut, which we will walk in its entire length, returning to the parking lot via Greenway West and Sorrel. We will pause during our hike to have lunch at some tables located at the beginning of the Sorrel Trail, 0.7 miles from the parking lot.

There are some shallow creek crossings, so waterproof boots are advised.

Required Items to Bring:


Picnic lunch to eat on the trail

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

insect repellent


waterproof shoes for shallow creek crossings

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Follow I-75 N  and I-575 N towards  Canton.

Take exit 16 from I-575 N and onto GA-140 W, GA-20 W, GA-5-BR W toward GA-5-BR N.

After 1.2 miles turn right onto onto Marietta Hwy (GA-140, GA-5-BR).

After 1.5 miles turn left onto Waleska Hwy (you will drive past Rinehardt College).

After 10.6 miles turn right onto Garland Mountain Trl.

After 1.1 miles turn left onto Garland Mountain Way and proceed 1.3 miles. 

The parking lot will be on your left.



Parking is free

A single uni-sex bathroom is available at the parking lot

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

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