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Warwoman Dell / Pinnacle Knob - Bartram Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Clayton, Georgia   Hike: Warwoman Dell / Pinnacle Knob - Bartram Trail    National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 26 2021  10:00 am >> Sat, Jun 26 2021 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Jun 15 2021 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 25 2021 10:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ralph Howard
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join us on a wonderful hike with an amazing view and two waterfalls!

We park at Warwoman Dell, 3 miles from Clayton on Warwoman Rd. Almost immediately upon leaving the trailhead (1884 ft), marked by a plaque to William Bartram, we come to the first of the two waterfalls on this hike, a two-level cascade on Becky Branch. For the next half hour we hike roughly parallel to Warwoman Rd, then swing north and soon pick up Martin Creek, a picture-book creek with grassy banks and pebbly riverbed as well as swirling rapids and a spectacular falls, viewed from a platform. Leaving the creek, we steadily ascend through open woods to somewhere close to Courthouse Gap and take a side trail to Pinnacle Knob (3141 ft), which offers a splendid 180-degree view. The Forest Service has rerouted the trail to the top (it is easier).  

This is an 8.5 mile hike with about 1800 feet of ascent.  We make a steady ascent starting at the 2 mile point, but it never gets especially steep. 

Pace is moderate (2.0 to 2.5 mph) on the way up and faster on the down (2.8 to 3.0 mph).

If you plan to meet at the event, please arrive and ready to the hit the trail by 10am. For the carpoolers, I've allowed time for a stop at the Clayton Ingles for a bio break and last-minute snacks.

Hey, if you've not completed a recent D4 or higher, please send the trip leaders information on your recent hiking experiences (trail name, distance, date, pace), this enable us to ensure group safety.  If I don't get an email from you, I will move you to the waitlist.


Required Items to Bring:

Lunch, liquids.

Layered clothing.

Smiling faces.




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

Hiking poles.

Extra layers for the lunch spot.




How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the park and ride take I-85 North to I-985 North. I-985 turns into GA 365/US 23/US 441. Continue to the Burger King in Clayton, GA, for a pit stop.  Once back in the cars, continue east onto Rickman Street. Follow Rickman Street for approximately 0.5 mile to its end at signed Warwoman Road. Turn 
right onto Warwoman Road and proceed approximately 2.3 miles to the Warwoman Dell Recreation Area. Turn right on a gravel road leading to the parking lot. The path begins at the far right 
end of the parking lot.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):180Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $72.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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