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Bowmans Island Loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Next to 3195 Trout Place Rd., Cumming, GA 30041
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 13 2021  9:00 am >> Sun, Jun 13 2021 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 9 2021 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jun 13 2021 6:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will walk North along the shady banks of the Chattahoochee all the way to the dam at Lake Lanier, and return to our cars along a slightly different route. On the way back we may see some deer. This hike offers nice views of the river, the dam, and Lake Lanier, so you may want to bring your camera.  We will also hike the 1/2 mile Lincoln Sparrow Nature Trail at the fish hatchery.

Required Items to Bring:

Water and good hiking shoes


Recommended Items to Bring:
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 insect repellent

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Go north on I 85, to  I 985. Continue a little under 4 miles on I 985 until Exit 4. At the top of the ramp take a left onto SR 20. Proceed about 7.6 miles on SR 20 and take a right onto River Club Rd and proceed 0.6 miles. Turn right onto Trout Place Rd. and proceed 0.4 miles. We will meet in front of 3195 Trout Place Rd., Cumming, GA 30041, which is right before the entrance to the Buford Fish Hatchery. Parking is allowed at designated areas on the side of the road. If there is no room, you may be able to park at the fish hatchery.


Dogs should be on leash

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