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Keown Falls and Johnís Mountain Loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Resaca GA
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jan 28 2021  11:00 am >> Thu, Jan 28 2021 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 25 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jan 28 2021 8:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Lisa Maldonado
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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: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

The weather is looking great for Thursday. This is a lovely trail on a segment of The Pinhoti Trail. We will walk through a beautiful area with ferns and tall trees. We will start the first loop counter clockwise. There are 2 waterfalls on the trail and an observation deck above the falls. It is about 1.4 miles to the falls gaining 439 feet of elevation.There are steps getting up to the falls. We will then start the Johnís Mountain loop counterclockwise. The observation deck is closed at Johnís Mountain due to vandalism but we will still get a great view. There is a little over 1023 feet of elevation gain. We will hike these loops at a moderate speed stopping for photos and water. This will not be a fast hike. We will take in the beautiful scenery. There is some rocky and possibly muddy terrain. These trail are highly rated. Masks are recommended but not mandatory while hiking. Please maintain social distancing.

Required Items to Bring:
Water and a snack or lunch Hiking Boots Good attitude and Smiles Layers for cooler weather
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From I-75 Exit 320 near Resaca GA, go west on highway 136 for 7 miles. At stop sign, turn right to stay on 136 for another 7 miles. Turn left on Pocket County Road and continue for 5 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 702. Proceed 0.6 miles to parking and picnic area

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