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Third Annual Lower Jacks River Trail to the Falls (Fourth Try!)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cisco, GA   Hike: Third Annual Lower Jacks River Trail to the Falls (Fourth Try!)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 15 2021  9:00 am >> Sun, Aug 15 2021 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Aug 9 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 14 2021 7:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:16 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ (Call me Ron)
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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: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join us as we explore the Jacks River from the western trailhead to the Falls.

This out and back hike will be the perfect recipe for a hot summer day... 22 river crossings of the cool, clear Jacks river culminating in a quick swim at the falls. We will be moving at a brisk pace, when the trail allows, and slow down for the sometimes slippery river crossings and blowdowns.  Be sure to wear shoes that you will be comfortable hiking in wet all day.  We will not be stopping to change shoes at the river crossings. We will eat lunch at the falls. You will get very wet on this hike.

This is a difficult, wilderness hike. Recent D5 experience is required to join the fun. If your experience is outside of the club, please email me with your hiking experience.

For the safety of the group, the river water level (as measured in Eton should be below 250 CF/sec for an enjoyable hike.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Water shoes
  • Trekking poles
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Change of clothes for the ride home
  • Sense of adventure
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Dry bag


clown costume

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The trail head is located near the Georgia/Tennesse border. 

Click here for location OR enter "Jacks River Trail Western Trailhead" into your favorite GPS.

Several miles of gravel road are necessary to get to the trailhead.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):145Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:15 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $58.00 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.


This is a fair weather event.  If the forcast calls for strong storms the event will be rescheduled.

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