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Sunday at Sweetwater

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Lithia Springs, Ga   Hike: Sunday at Sweetwater    National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 3 2021  9:00 am >> Sun, Jan 3 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Dec 30 2020 7:05 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jan 3 2021 9:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7.5 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: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Sweetwater Creek Park - We will start at the visitors center and hike various trails (yellow, orange, white, red) for about a 7.5 mile hike. Estimated time about 3  hours though may be slightly under/over.   Very popular park so we are going to get started early hopefully to avoid big crowds.

 We will hike at a steady moderate pace with a few water breaks.  THere is some elevation at Sweetwater (yellow trail), and some tricky footwork required on the rocks/boulders (red trail). We will take uphills, rocks, obstacle areas slow.    We will be hiking at a moderate pace - not super fast, not slow. 

 $5.00 fee for parking pass unless you have an annual GA State Parks pass which is easiest if you purchase in advance online - click link below (there is also kiosk in the parking lot to purchase parking pass)

COVID-19 - please be respectful to AOC members and other hikers on the trails - keep social distance between yourself and your fellow hikers.  

AOC limit on this event is 10 hikers - ocassionally (if everybody logs in at once and registers at once) the system has a glitch and may allow more than 10 hikers on the event.  If this does happen I am obligated to keep to the 10 limit and remove the last ones that signed up.  I get notification of time you register and to be fair the first 10 are the only ones that I keep on the roster.



Required Items to Bring:


$5.00 cash for parking (unless you have annual GA State Parks pass)

Hiking shoes/boots

Poles if desired


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

Take I-20 west to exit 44 (Thornton Road). Make a left on Thornton Road (South) and then a right onto Blairs Bridge Road. Travel 2.1 miles to Mount Vernon Road and make a left. Drive about one mile to the park entrance and make a left on Factory Shoals Road. Drive about half a mile to the parking lot near the visitor's center.

Sweetwater Creek State Park 1750 Mt. Vernon Road Lithia Springs , GA 30122



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