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Arabia Mountain Loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Arabia Mountain, SOUTH parking lot   Hike: Arabia Mountain Loop  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Nov 6 2020  9:00 am >> Fri, Nov 6 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 2 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 6 2020 7:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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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: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Like Stone Mountain, Arabia Mountain is a granite monadnock nearly 400 million years old. The area has unique plant and wildlife, spectacular geological formations, and interesting signs of human history. We will explore the mountain, the old quarry areas, and a nearby lake. In case of thunderstorms we will modify our itinerary, so as to avoid exposed areas.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Shoes/Boots, Water.

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

ARABIA MOUNTAIN is in the SE corner of DeKalb County (east of Atlanta near Lithonia, GA and I-20).

1) From Atlanta or I-285 proceed eastbound on I-20 and get off to your Right at Exit #74("Evans Mill Rd/Lithonia").

2) Take the 1.3-mile-long exit ramp STRAIGHT AHEAD to its end at the traffic light where Evans Mill Rd crosses underneath I-20.  (AVOID BEARING RIGHT off the ramp at the first "Evans Mill" opportunity!)

3) Turn Right at the traffic light onto Evans Mill Road and go just 0.1 mile to the next traffic light.

4) At the light go straight ahead onto Woodrow Drive (avoiding the right turn to stay on Evans Mill Rd or the left turn onto Mall Pkwy) and continue another 0.8 mile to the stop sign at Klondike Road.

5) Turn Right onto Klondike Road and after about 1 mile you will cross Rockland Road.  Continue on Klondike Road 1 more mile past Rockland Rd to the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area SOUTH parking lot on your left.  (This free lot where we'll meet is just beyond the junction of Klondike Road with N. Goddard Rd.)

IF YOU PREFER USING GOOGLE.COM/MAPS to prepare a custom map or directions from your point of origin to our Arabia SOUTH Parking Lot trailhead, you can input the following as the "Dummy Address" of that destination:
4144 Klondike Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038


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