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SECOND Cinco de Mayo Hike: Island Ford - FIRST Parking Lot




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA   Hike: SECOND Cinco de Mayo Hike:  Island Ford - FIRST Parking Lot  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, May 5 2021  10:30 am >> Wed, May 5 2021 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Apr 28 2021 3:02 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, May 5 2021 10:30 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Pace:Moderate
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: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

This is our 2nd hike of the day to celebrate el Cinco de Mayo.  Join us on one of them, two of them, or even all of them if you like!  Wear a sombrero, and get into the spirit of the day!  

We'll take this hike at a brisk moderate pace, therefore, it is NOT a hike for beginners who can't maintain that pace for 2 hours (with few stops).  Keep in mind that the terrain throughout this hike is often hilly, with rocks and roots that can trip up inexperienced hikers. We'll start at the FIRST parking lot on the left, as you pass through the entrance. Bathrooms are available at the Visitor Center, about a mile from the entrance.  Allow time before the hike to drive there and back to the upper lot.

We'll start the hike promptly at 10:30 am, so arrive at least 10 minutes early to meet everyone before we start, pay for your parking pass if you don't have an annual pass,  and use the bathrooms.  There's a parking fee of $5.00 in this park which can be paid for in advance online (https://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/fees.htm) or with your smartphone at the kiosk in the parking lot.

 

 


Required Items to Bring:

 

Hiking Shoes

Water

Please bring a mask for when social distancing isn't possible - CDC guidelines

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

 

Insect repellant and sun screen.

Hiking poles are recommended for the uneven trails.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From northbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road).
- Coming off the exit, stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400, and turn right onto Dunwoody Place.
- Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
- Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.

From southbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road)
- Continue straight ahead at the traffic light onto Dunwoody Place.
- Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
- Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.

http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/upload/TrailMapIslandFord.pdf


Notes:

Trail Map - http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/upload/TrailMapIslandFord.pdf


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Registration for this event opens at 4/28/2021 3:02:00 PM