Friday Afternoon at Sope Creek starting at Sope Creek Elementary School - Fri, Oct 30 2020

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Friday Afternoon at Sope Creek starting at Sope Creek Elementary School

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Marietta, GA   Hike: Friday Afternoon at Sope Creek starting at Sope Creek Elementary School  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 30 2020  3:00 pm >> Fri, Oct 30 2020 5:15 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Oct 27 2020 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 30 2020 3:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Craving a hike after all the rain?  The trails might be a little wet, but there won't be any more precipitation! Join me for a 5-miler at Sope Creek. (I'm allowing an extra 15 minutes just in case we're slowed down by the trail conditions.)  

We'll start at the elementary school parking lot and enter the park from a different trail than the one at the official CRNRA parking lot.  The parking lot should be fairly well emptied out, so there won't be any problem parking.   As you drive into the parking lot and circle to the right, drive all the way down to the LEFT side of the parking lot, near open field.

We'll hike for about 2 hours, getting in at least 5 miles.  Some of the trails have lots of rocks and roots, and we may have to do a tiny bit of rock hopping across creeks . . .  but nothing significant.  Bring a hiking pole or two for security.


If you bring your dog, it should be able to keep up with the group and interact well with other dogs and people. The Chattahoochee NRA requires that owners keep their dogs on a leash and clean up after their pets on the trails. Please be willing to keep your dog on leash out of consideration to other hikers, because it's the law and because the reputation of the AOC is damaged when members break the leash law.

Limit of 3 dogs, please!

Required Items to Bring:

Plenty of fluids

Sturdy hiking shoes/boots

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

Trail snacks

Hiking poles if you like to use them


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

3320 Papermill Road, Marietta, GA.

33.935803, -84.453363

The Sope Creek Elementary School parking lot is on Papermill Road, about 1/4 mile from Sope Creek parking lot.  If you're coming from Johnson Ferry Road, so about 1/2 mile past the Sope Creek bridge, to Sope Creek Elementary School on your left. If you're coming from I-75 on Papermill, it will be on your right at the traffic light at Shadowlawn Road.   When you turn into the school parking lot, go to the large lot on your left and park all the way at the end.


Trail map:

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