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The Pond and Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Island Ford NRA   Hike: The Pond and Island Ford  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jun 2 2021  9:00 am >> Wed, Jun 2 2021 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Mon, May 24 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jun 2 2021 6:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:3.2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Mike C
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:13
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will meet at the second parking lot on the left, across from the, than hike around Pond Creek.  From here we will hike down to the Visitor Center for a restroom break.  From here we will hike along the river until the trail turns west. Then we will zig zag back to the river competing the “lollipop”, return to the parking lot and do one final lap of the poud. We will be hiking at a moderate pace.  Total hike will be two hours and approximately 5 miles.

There are restrooms at the Visitor Center



Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking shoes and water.

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


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 at the 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.

 Do not leave any valuables in your car including the trunk since vandalism has happened in the past.


$5 cash for a daily parking pass - OR if you have the annual CRNRA pass just display in your vehicle and you are good to go.

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

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