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Sweetwater Creek (Orange/Yellow) - Dog Friendly

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park   Hike: Sweetwater Creek (Orange/Yellow) - Dog Friendly  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Mar 2 2021  4:30 pm >> Tue, Mar 2 2021 6:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 25 2021 7:07 am
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Mar 2 2021 7:07 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:4.7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chris 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:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes



Yes, the pandemic is REAL, so during this event:

  1. Please wear a MASK COVERING THE NOSE at all times, and
  2. Practice your best social-distancing techniques.

If you are unable (or unwilling) to wear a mask or to social-distance, please do not sign up.

The plan is to de-stress on this after-work, dog-friendly, moderately-paced hike at Sweetwater Creek State Park's Yellow and Orange trails. While most of the trail is downhill or on level ground, there are sections of moderate elevation gain so if you have difficulty going uphill or have a medical condition, this is not the hike for you. Here are some details:

Yellow/Orange Trail: 4-mile loop. Blazed orange/yellow. Rated moderate to difficult for normal people.  

The Yellow Trail splits off the Red Trail at the bottom corner of the parking area. The trail drops into the creek valley, heading upstream to the bridge across Sweetwater Creek. After crossing the bridge, we immediately pick up the Orange trail and huff 'n puff our way up to the top of the ridge. Once there, we'll regroup, complete the orange loop and when we run into the intersection of the Orange and Yellow, we'll take the western portion of the Yellow trail down to the bridge and back to the safety of our cars. 

Required Items to Bring:

MASK covering the nose

Weather-appropriate gear

Comfortable shoes


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

Hiking poles


Snack (If not for you, then for Kiran)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Use your favorite nav to find Sweetwater Creek State Park and hit Go! Chances are, it will bring you to the main parking lot near the Visitor Center. If it does not, once you get to the Park, follow the signs to the Visitor Center, and then get a new nav! We'll meet near the walkway to the Visitor Center.

Park Address:

1750 Mount Vernon Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Douglas County

GPS Coordinates
N 33.753783 | W -084.639000


If you need old school directions, please call Chris at 404-725-4045.


Only AOC members who have signed their annual waiver may sign up for, and participate in, this event. Please, no guests and +Ones!

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

Cost Includes:

There is no cost to participate in this event, however there is a $5 parking fee to enter the State Park, unless you have a GA Park Pass, in which case you're in!

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

If Life happens, and you cannot participate in this event, please go to the AOC website and unregister by the deadline. If after the deadline, text me at 4-oh-4 7-five-4 5OO5 and I will do it for you. Sorry, but calling me will only take you to voicemail - my phone does not ring for unknown numbers.