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Sunday in the AM at Sweetwater (Dog Friendly)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park   Hike: Sunday in the AM at Sweetwater (Dog Friendly)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 14 2021  7:30 am >> Sun, Mar 14 2021 10:00 am
Registration Opens: Sun, Mar 7 2021 7:07 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 13 2021 7:07 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:5 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 still with us, so during this event:

  1. Please wear a MASK COVERING THE NOSE when in a group setting, 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.

Come enjoy the early morning hours (and birds) on this moderately-paced, dog-friendly hike at Sweetwater Creek State Park's White trail. Although the White trail initially slopes downhill, it eventually rises about a 1000 feet to the ridge overlooking the creek, so if you have difficulty going uphill or have a medical condition, this is not the hike for you. Here are some details:

White Trail: 5-mile loop. Blazed white. Rated moderate to difficult for normal people.  

The White Trail is a 5-mile loop that passes through some of the most remote areas of the park. It intersects with the Red Trail at the overlook of the New Manchester mill ruins at the one mile mark. This trail was specifically designed to highlight the park’s wildlife and plant communities. The trail winds through several lovely stream coves and follows the ridges overlooking Sweetwater Creek. It connects to the end of the Red Trail at the largest rapid and then continues down a lovely stretch of Sweetwater Creek. The trail then turns west and follows Jack’s Branch upstream to Jack’s Lake. After climbing out of the lake valley, the trail passes through the Jack’s Hill area, a former farming community now known for its open meadows, which are a favorite of bird watchers.

If you are bringing a four-legged friend, please make sure to sign him/her up too!

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 deregister by the deadline. If after the deadline, text Chris at 4O4-725-4O45, or Kiran at 4O4 7-five-4 5OO5 and we will do it for you. Sorry, but calling will only take you to voicemail - the phone does not ring for unknown numbers.