FOURTH Cinco de Mayo Hike: Morgan Falls Overlook Park (Beginners Welcome) - Wed, May 5 2021

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FOURTH Cinco de Mayo Hike: Morgan Falls Overlook Park (Beginners Welcome)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Morgan Falls Park in Sandy Springs   Hike: FOURTH Cinco de Mayo Hike:  Morgan Falls Overlook Park (Beginners Welcome)  National Weather Service Forecast
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
Distance:2.5 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: 11 / 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!

Required Items to Bring:


Hiking shoes

Please bring a mask to wear 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 sunscreen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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.

From 285
- Go NORTH on GA-400 1 1/2 miles to exit 5B (Sandy Springs).
- Go west 1.3 miles on Abernathy Rd. to Roswell Rd.
- Turn right onto Roswell Rd. and go north 2.2 miles.
- Turn left at the traffic light (Morgan Falls Road - - past the North Fulton County Government Service Center Building) and drive down the road to the dead end.  Turn, LEFT, drive down the road past the electrical plant and park in the lot across from the dog park.

Going SOUTH on GA-400 
- Take Exit 5 onto Abernathy Rd.
- Turn right onto Abernathy and follow from above.


Parking is free!

Bathroom available.

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