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Rottenwood Creek Hike - Paces Mill Boat Ramp Lot

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Paces Mill Lot - Cobb Parkway at Chattahoochee River crossing   Urban Hike: Rottenwood Creek Hike - Paces Mill Boat Ramp Lot  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Apr 30 2021  1:30 pm >> Fri, Apr 30 2021 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Apr 27 2021 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 30 2021 1:30 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.7 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


We have Gary's blessing to do his Friday hikes at Rottenwood Creek whenever the mood strikes us - - while he's going his 1000 mile trek on the Appalacian Trail.

This event is considered an urban hike because it's totally on a cement path.  No briars, mud, rocks, or stumps to worry about.  No poles needed. So good running shoes or sneakers are an appropriate choice for footwear.

Gary has set up this hike to be fast - between 3.5 to 3.7 mph while we're moving.  Extra time is added to make stops when we see something interesting along the trail, such as a heron, deer, intereting graffiti, or pretty flowers.

Elevation gain is about 300 feet, with one long hill and a few shorter ones that follow soon after.  (Gary calls it one hill with a few knobs - - but I see it differently!)

There's a $5 parking fee at this lot if you don't have an annual CRNRA pass or an America the Beautiful pass.  Payment can be made at the kiosk using your smartphone, or you can purchase a pass online in advance at   .



Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable, well-cushioned shoes for pavement.

Bring along a facemask to use when social distancing isn't possible - - CDC Guidelines

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

On Google Maps, type in Paces Mill Boat Ramp  (Be careful!  Other GPS programs will take you to the wrong place.)

This lot is at the end of the Chattahoochee River Bridge on Cobb Parkway.  

Let's park BEHIND the bathrooms in the shaded lot (if there's room).  


Bathrooms are available at the parking lot.

Parking is $5, payable with your smartphone at the lot or in advance at

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

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

If rain is likely, the event will be cancelled.