Monday Morning at Sope Creek starting at Sope Creek Elementary School - Mon, Mar 15 2021

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Monday Morning at Sope Creek starting at Sope Creek Elementary School

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Marietta, GA   Hike: Monday Morning at Sope Creek starting at Sope Creek Elementary School  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Mar 15 2021  10:00 am >> Mon, Mar 15 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Mar 11 2021 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Mar 15 2021 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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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: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join me for a moderately paced 5-miler at Sope Creek.  We'll start at the elementary school parking lot and enter the park from a different trail than the one at the official Sope Creek parking lot.  Drive all the way to the left end of the lot . . . near the open field. Parking spaces should be available here.

Some of the trails at Sope Creek have lots of rocks and roots, and we may have to do a tiny bit of rock hopping across minor creeks . . .  but nothing significant.  Bring a hiking pole or two for stability if you like.


If you bring your dog, it should be able to keep up with the group and interact well with other dogs and people. The Chattahoochee NRA requires that owners keep their dogs on a leash and clean up after their pets on the trails. Please be willing to keep your dog on leash out of consideration to other hikers, because it's the law and because the reputation of the AOC is damaged when members break the leash law.

Limit of 3 dogs, please!

Required Items to Bring:

Plenty of fluids

Sturdy hiking shoes/boots

The AOC is following CDC guidelines, so please bring along a mask in case it's impossible to social distance on the trail.

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

Hiking poles if you like to use them


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

3320 Papermill Road, Marietta, GA.

33.935803, -84.453363

The Sope Creek Elementary School parking lot is on Papermill Road, about 1/4 mile from the official Sope Creek parking lot.  If you're coming from Johnson Ferry Road, go about 1/2 mile past the Sope Creek bridge, to Sope Creek Elementary School on your left. If you're coming from I-75 on Papermill, it will be on your right at the traffic light at Shadowlawn Road.   When you turn into the school parking lot, go to the large lot on your left and park all the way at the end. This is where the school field is located.


Trail map:

No parking fee at this location.   No bathrooms, either!

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

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