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Sope Creek - Quick 6 at 6:00

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sope Creek CRNRA   Hike: Sope Creek - Quick 6 at 6:00  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jul 1 2021  6:00 pm >> Thu, Jul 1 2021 8:15 pm
Registration Opens: Sat, Jun 26 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jul 1 2021 5:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Mike S
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This is not a beginners hike.

Start Time - 6:00

We are targeting a pace of 3 mph.

Let’s get a quick 6 in after work.  We’ll start at Sope Creek CRNRA.  From there we’ll wind our way down to Columns Drive, taking in a brief stop at the restrooms.  Then we’ll wind our way back to Sope Creek, including a quick lap of the pond.

The hike will be just over 6 miles and about 800 feet of total elevation gain.  We’ll be moving at a fast pace, averaging about 3 mph. 

There is a $5 parking fee at CRNRA parks or you can buy an annual pass for $40. You can purchase daily parking with your smart phone at Sope Creek.  There is a sign with the QR code in the parking lot.  You can purchase an annual pass at the Island Ford CRNRA Ranger Station.

There are no restrooms at the parking area.

2 "well behaved" dogs will be permitted.

Required Items to Bring:

$5 Parking Pass or Annual Pass

Good pair of hiking shoes or boots

Water or some hydration

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

Change of clothes

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Coming from Sandy Springs or Roswell on Johnson Ferry Road, turn left on Paper Mill Road.   The turn is at the top of the big hill, after crossing the Chattahocohee River.  After you cross the bridge on Paper Mill Road, the entrance will be on your left as you are going up the hill.

Address: 3726 Paper Mill Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067

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