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Rottenwood Creek Trail, 4 miles, Paces Mill Boat Ramp Lot

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Cobb Parkway at Chattahoochee River crossing   Urban Hike: Rottenwood Creek Trail, 4 miles, Paces Mill Boat Ramp Lot  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Feb 19 2021  8:00 am >> Fri, Feb 19 2021 9:15 am
Registration Opens: Fri, Feb 12 2021 7:31 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 19 2021 7:01 am
Event Duration:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gary 'L'
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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: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


The Rottenwood Creek trail connects the Chattahoochee River trail in West Palisades with the Bob Callan trail and as you may have guessed it follows the Rottenwood Creek which powered the old Akers Mill and provides minor cascades for us to enjoy along the way for much of the hike.

There is a slight ascent from the river on the way out measuring 164 feet.

The hike is 100% pavement.

We will start at the restrooms (which are open) in the back of the Paces Mill Boat Ramp lot

Our speed will be up to 3.7 mph

The average speed will be 3.5 mph

Drive to Paces Mill for the start.  We will convene by the restroom building in the back parking lot at Paces Mill off Cobb Parkway bridge.

We will take the trail from Paces Mill to the Rottenwood Creek trail.

Rottenwood Creek 4 mile trail (280 feet elevation gain) should have enough slope for the pavement to drain relatively well after the preceding rains.

At Akers Mill Road, the Rottenwood Trail name changes to Bob Callan but continues to follow the creek.

This is an in and out hike.

Here are a few posts on AllTrails:

"A great mix between the urban atlanta area, and the wildlife / Chattahoochee river. Great for walking, hiking, and running as well."

"Gorgeous walk with plenty of scenery, both natural and urban. Great way to spend an afternoon."


Required Items to Bring:

Clothing (wear)

You are required to have a mask with you to use whenever you cannot social distance.  This is federal land so there is a requirement.

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

I suggest cushioned shoes such as running shoes for the pavement.

A stylish straw hat, gym shorts, and knee socks, are mighty fine.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Google Maps, type:

Paces Mill Boat Ramp

Other GPS apps may leave you lost on Cumberland Blvd.

The lot is at the end of the Chattahoochee River Bridge on Cobb Parkway.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

$5 for daily pass by way of credit card on-line from home or use the QR code sign in the parking lot.

CRNRA annual pass or annual America The Beatiful national parks pass also accepted

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