Beautiful Saturday Hike at Island Ford - Sat, Sep 26 2020

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Beautiful Saturday Hike at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs GA   Hike: Beautiful Saturday Hike at Island Ford    National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 26 2020  9:00 am >> Sat, Sep 26 2020 11:15 am
Registration Opens: Fri, Sep 25 2020 11:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 26 2020 9:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Sue M.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please join me for a hike on the beautiful trails of the Island Ford unit of the Chattahoochee River Natl Recreation Area (CRNRA).   We will be hiking at a steady but moderate pace starting with the lollipop loop then down to the river and back again stopping to hydrate and gather up.  There are some moderate climbs but nothing too hard.     

We will meet at the first parking lot on the left when you enter the park.    See below for directions.

Please note that there is a $5 parking fee unless you have an annual Chattahoochee River Rec parking pass.   Cash is no longer accepted at the kiosk.  You will have to use your smartphone to pay for parking   

Please bring plenty of water to hydrate during the hike.   

Please be sure to leave all valuables at home or hidden in your car as there has been car break-ins at all CRNRA parks.   

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking shoes
Water to keep you hydrated
$5 cash for parking or annual valid parking pass
Epi-pen if neeeded

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

DIRECTIONS for DRIVERS proceeding NORTHBOUND on GA400 from the GA400/I285 Interchange

1. Take GA400 to exit #6 (Northridge Road) Bear right to loop around the exit, stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400 and immediately turn right at the light onto Dunwoody Place.          
2. Continue northward on Dunwoody Place about 0.5 miles to the light at Roberts Drive.
3. Turn right onto Roberts Drive and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right at Island Ford Parkway. 
4. Turn right onto Island Ford Parkway and turn left into the first parking lot on the left.      


DIRECTIONS for DRIVERS proceeding SOUTHBOUND on GA400 from Alpharetta/Roswell

1.  Take GA400 southbound to exit #6 (Northridge Road). Bear right to loop around the exit and at the traffic light continue straight ahead onto Dunwoody Place.  
2.  Then follow directions steps 2,3,4 above for the Northbound GA400 drivers to reach our meetup parking lot  

For a zoomable map or satellite view of that spot click on the rectangular blue/green "event location" icon near the top of this article.

Physical address is::

1978 Island Ford Parkway
Atlanta, GA  30350





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