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FOURTH Cinco de Mayo Hike: Morgan Falls Overlook Park (Beginners Welcome)
|Event Location:||Morgan Falls Park in Sandy Springs|
|Date(s) & Time:||Wed, May 5 2021 3:45 pm >> Wed, May 5 2021 5:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Apr 28 2021 3:06 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, May 5 2021 3:45 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Hours 15 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
|Trip Leader(s):||Joyce T.|
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|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|
Here's our 4th hike in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Join us on one of them, two of them, or even all of them if you can! Wear a sombrero and get into the spirit of the day! We'll take a break between hikes 3 and 4 to have a Mexican lunch at Tijuana Joe's on Roswell Road (Sandy Springs). Lunch will take place around 2 pm. Join us before this hike, if you can.
This hike will be an after-lunch leg-stretcher at a park just minutes from Tijuana Joe's on Roswell Road, where the group will have gathered for lunch. If you would like to join us for lunch before this hike, we'll be meeting there at 2 pm.
We will NOT be parking in the Morgan Falls lot because it tends to be full with parents taking their kids to the playground and the paddle-board rental facility in the main lot. Instead, turn LEFT at the dead end and drive down the road to the lot by the Morgan Falls Dam and the dog park.
There are bathroom facilities at this location and NO parking fees.
Morgan Falls Park provides some scenic overlooks of the Bull Sluice Lake, which is a small reservoir of the Chattahoochee River, including a chance to see Gold Branch from the Morgan Falls Dam side of the lake. After hiking the one-mile trail across the "mountain," we'll do a turn-around and hike back over the mountain trail before returning to our cars.
Please be prompt. The hike starts at 3:45 pm!
|How to Get There:|
This park is just 1/10 of a mile down the road from Big Tree Preserve on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. If you have a GPS, you can put in the coordinates provided (33.97050, -84.37977400) or use the following address:
Put Morgan Falls Dam in your GPS. It should take you to the dam parking lot.
If you're having lunch at Tijuana Joe's, you turn right out of the parking lot and then a right at the traffic light. Drive all the way down the long road to the dead end. Turn LEFT and drive down the road past the electrical plant and park in the lot across from the dog park.
Parking is free!
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