Harbins Park, Gwinnett Co. - Fri, Nov 27 2020

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Harbins Park, Gwinnett Co.

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Dacula, GA   Hike: Harbins Park,  Gwinnett Co.  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Nov 27 2020  9:03 am >> Fri, Nov 27 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Nov 24 2020 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Nov 26 2020 11:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 57 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7.2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Harry F
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Note: This will be at a "fitness" pace of 3+ mph, thus the D3 rating. We will stop to regroup and for the views.  The trail is moderately hilly, so hiking poles may help.  We'll maintain social distancing of 6' throughout the event.

Harbins Park, at 2,200 acres, is Gwinnett County's largest park, with nearly 30 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails.  The hiking trail includes some nice overlooks, rock outcrops and moderate hills (750' of climbing over 7 miles).  The parking area includes restrooms, changing rooms and a water fountain.   

We'll hike the "stacked" loop below, starting with 1/2 mile on a paved path, then clockwise on the 4.7 mile hiking trail with the addition of a 1.5 mile section on mtn bike trail.  There's also an option to add the additional 1.5 mile mountain bike loop (on left side in map below), if the full group opts for that.

We'll meet in front of the restrooms, on the right after pulling into parking lot.  

A Trail map can be found here .  Note that Luke Edwards Rd and the parking lot are at the top center of the map.  

Harbins map


Required Items to Bring:

- Water

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

- Hiking poles - may help to maintain pace on the hills

- Camera for the nice overlooks

- Hiking or running shoes (no water crossings and very little rough or irregular terrain)

- Rain Jacket

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

FROM ATLANTA: (about 30 minutes/30 miles from I-85 & I-285 at Spaghetti Junction)

   1) Take I-85 North about 12.5 miles and exit at GA-316, Exit #106 (bearing right here toward Lawrenceville and Athens) - go 12.5 miles

2) Turn right on Harbins road. - Go 3.0 miles

3) Turn right on New Hope Road - Go 2.2 miles

4) Turn left on Luke Edwards Road - Go 0.9 miles

5) Turn right into the Harbins park entrance.  We will meet in front of the bathrooms.

ADDRESS and LAT/LON COORDINATES of Harbins Park parking lot: 

  2995 Luke Edwards Rd, Dacula, GA 30019  33.91047 -83.85271

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