Chastain Park. 4 miles, Red Lot - Thu, Mar 25 2021

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Chastain Park. 4 miles, Red Lot

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Chastain Park (North Buckhead near Sandy Springs)   Urban Hike: Chastain Park. 4 miles, Red Lot  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Mar 25 2021  1:30 pm >> Thu, Mar 25 2021 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Mar 18 2021 7:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 25 2021 12:30 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:4.2 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: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

1:33 moving time
374 foot elevation gain
up to 3.0 mph average; up to 3.8 mph at times 
The park is the largest park acreage for the City of Atlanta and is dominated by 18 - hole North Fulton golf course which will provide multiple long fairway views as we hike the golf course perimeter.
This trek will have less pavement than the typical Chastain walk.  We will do the highest northern dirt bridle trail, the east side of the concrete PATH trail, a dirt trail loop along Nancy Creek, then return on the east side of the concrete PATH trail, take the dirt trail along the ball fields, pickup the lower dirt bridle trail, take it to the loop around the pond, and then head down pool road to return to the parking lot.
                 Dogs are welcome.
Meeting place

We will meet at the "storm shelter"(a small covered bus stop-like area) at the north end of the Red Parking lot.  This location is next to the Amphitheater and in front of the covered horse practice facility so it should be easy for everyone to locate. 

Plan to meet a few minutes early for our socially distanced circle of hikers for hiker introductions.  We wll depart on time and leave promptly.  

There is no restroom in the Red lot but there will be a restroom stop 0.5 miles into the hike and restrooms near the end of the hike.

Required Items to Bring:


comfortable clothes and shoes, and a smile  : )

 Pavement:  I suggest wearing cushioned sidewalk running shoes over wearing trail shoes if you have them.

Masks - pleased be reminded of CDC protocol to where masks whenever you cannot maintain social distancing of 6 feet. 


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

stylish straw hat, gym shorts, knee socks, are mighty fine

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet in the RED parking lot at the corner of Elliott Galloway Way & Powers Ferry Rd NW.

The above photo shows the sign at this parking lot entrance.  The sign will say Red Lot.  Note the Red Lot is the northernmost of the two Horse Park Parking lots.  It is up the hill from the one across from Jett Road.

In google maps, type:  chastain red lot 


From south of Chastain Park, go north on Roswell Road to W Wieuca Road NW.

From north of Chastain Park, go south on Roswell Road to W Wieuca Road NW.

Turn onto West Wieuca Road and cross over Lake Forrest Road. This will take you through the park.

Continue west on West Wieuca Road to Powers Ferry Road.

Turn right on Powers Ferry and turn into parking lot on right immediately before Elliott Galloway Way.

Look for the small, wood covered bus stop at the North end of the parking lot.


A couple dogs may be allowed as long as they are leashed and well-behaved.  Please be prepared to clean up behind your pet to help keep the park nice for everyone. 


"Please be advised that attendees of AOC events should have face coverings on their person, in the event they are unable to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet.


The AOC continues to follow federal, state, local and CDC guidelines to help contain the spread of COVID-19. A national Executive Order enacted on January 20, 2021 states “...on-duty or on-site Federal employees, on-site Federal contractors, and other individuals in Federal buildings and on Federal lands should all wear masks, maintain physical distance, and adhere to other public health measures, as provided in CDC guidelines.” Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and the CRNRA parks are examples of federal lands.

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Cost Includes:

Free parking!

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