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Chastain Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chastain Park (North Buckhead near Sandy Springs)
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Jun 30 2020  8:30 am >> Tue, Jun 30 2020 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Sun, Jun 28 2020 11:46 am
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jun 29 2020 8:46 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gary 'L'
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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:0
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

The website search function indicates it has been 6 years since the club last held a hike at Chastain. 
For this hike, we have extended the popular 2.7 mile PATH Foundation sidewalk loop to include 3 bridle path loops to bring our total of 4.7 miles with 443 foot of elevation gain. 
Our moving time will be 1 hour and 40 minutes at an average speed of 2.8 mph.
Here is a link for the route map:
This hike qualifies as a D2 hike which means an easy to moderate hike with gentle to moderate climbing at a moderate pace.
The park is the largest park acreage for the City of Atlanta and is dominated by 18-hole North Fulton golf course which will provide multiple long fairway views as we hike the golf course perimeter.
Due to the need for the public to head outdoors in these times, the City of Atlanta has temporarily closed the golf course on Tuesdays and opened the course to hikers.  So, this Tuesday may be a special opportunity for our walk to include the golf course using its cart paths along side creeks and ponds and offer us the best fairway views.
                 Dogs are welcome.
                 This hike is the first of a series of Chastain hikes to take place from time to time.
Meeting place

We will meet at the "storm shelter"(a small covered bus stop-like area) at the north end of the Red Parking lot.  This location is next to the Amphitheater so it should be easy for everyone to locate. 

Plan to meet a few minutes early for our socially distanced circle of hikers for hiker introductions.  We wll leave promptly at 8:30am.  If you are running late, come anyway and hike on your own.  It is difficult to get lost here.

There is no restroom in the Red lot but there will be a restroom stop 0.5 miles into the hike and a portolet 2/3 through the hike.

Required Items to Bring:

PLENTY OF WATER TO STAY HYDRATED!!!!  comfortable clothes and shoes, and a smile  : )


Half of the hike will have full sun exposure so consider wearing sunshade.

2.7 miles will be concrete sidewalk.  The bridle paths are not too rooty or slippery.  I suggest wearing cushioned sidewalk running shoes over wearing trail shoes if you have them.

Masks are not required but we will strive for social distancing and focus the hike on the widest walks and least used trails.


Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet in the RED parking lot at the corner of Elliott Galloway Way & Powers Ferry Rd NW.

This address will help get you close (but not exactly) if using a GPS: 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30327.  

From south of Chastain Park, go north on Roswell Road to W Wieuca Road NW.

From north of Chastain Park, go south on Roswell Road to W Wieuca Road NW.

Turn onto Wieuca Road and cross over Lake Forrest Road. This will take you through the park.

Continue west on West Wieuca Road to Powers Ferry Road.

Turn right on Powers Ferry and turn into parking lot on right immediately before Elliott Galloway Way.

Look for the small, wood covered bus stop at the North end of the parking lot.


A couple dogs may be allowed as long as they are leashed and well-behaved.  Please be prepared to clean up behind your pet to help keep the park nice for everyone. 

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

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