Cloudland Canyon State Park - Sittons Gulch Trail and Hemlock Falls Trail - Sat, Oct 31 2020

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Cloudland Canyon State Park - Sittons Gulch Trail and Hemlock Falls Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park   Hike: Cloudland Canyon State Park - Sittons Gulch Trail and Hemlock Falls Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 31 2020  10:00 am >> Sat, Oct 31 2020 1:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Oct 29 2020 7:05 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 31 2020 7:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:7 Miles
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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: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
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Please join me for my first visit to Cloudland Canyon State Park.

we will meet at the interpretive center (ranger's office) and hike about 3 miles up Sitton's Gulch Trail and then back (total 6 miles roundtrip) and then pick up the Hemlock Trail for another mile of hiking.  There are  hills, a strenous hike.  We will hike at a moderate pace on the more level trails but take all the hills at nice, slow pace.

I have heard that we should see some waterfalls - I hope my source is accurate!!!

Alloting 3 1/2 hours - might be a bit over or under on time and mileage (hoping to get in 7 miles)


There is a $5 parking fee at Cloudland Canyon State Park (or bring your annual state park pass)

There is NO carpool for this event.

As with all events social distancing is the new normal, give plenty of room to your fellow AOC hikers as well as others on the trails.

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hiking poles



starting to get chilly in the morning - maybe hat and gloves

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Cloudland Canyon State Park
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd.
Rising Fawn, GA 30738

Located on Ga. Route 136, 8 miles east of Trenton and I-59 (Exit #11), and 18 miles west of LaFayette.

Cloudland Canyon Map



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