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The East Side of Sweetwater Park




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, Ga   Hike:  The East Side of Sweetwater Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jul 8 2020  8:00 am >> Wed, Jul 8 2020 10:15 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Jul 1 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 8 2020 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6.5 Miles
Pace:Moderate
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:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 3 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

This will be a group hike! We start at the Visitor Center on the Yellow trail ( crossing the Creek) in order to connect to the Blue trail. Once we finish the Blue trail we cross to Orange, complete the loop and connect with the yellow trail turning clockwise... returning back to the V/C. Let's be in fairly good hiking shape! One behaved fur baby on this trail with leash on at all times.


Required Items to Bring:

Required Items to Bring: 2-3 Litres water Trail Snacks Emergency Rain Gear Broken-in Hiking Boots Website for Park: http://www.gastateparks.org/Sweetw ater http://www.friendsofsweetwatercr eek.org/

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

Recommended Items to Bring: Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need. Hiking poles epipen if you are allergic to bees A towel for the ride back Plastic bag to carry shoes after the hike and a thank you to your TL!


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 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.


Notes:

Will hike rain or shine! Not in severe weather.

There is a $5.00 parking fee at the park.


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