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Sunday AM Hike at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA   Hike: Sunday AM Hike at Island Ford  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 22 2021  10:00 am >> Sun, Aug 22 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Aug 20 2021 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Aug 22 2021 9:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Jan T
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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


Come join your AOC friends for a hike at Island Ford. It has varied surfaces, of root, rock and incline.  The views of the Chattahoochee River will make it worth every minute. We may even catch some wildlife around the river.

We will start at the Visitors Center and hike along the river and zig zag thru the woods for at least 5 to 5.5 miles.  We will be mindful of the heat and take water and picture breaks as needed.  This is not a beginner hike.

Please arrive at 9:50am for introductions.

It is $5 to park, you can either pay with your phone; or use your annual pass.  They sell the pass at the Visitors Center.  Rest rooms are at the Center.



Required Items to Bring:
Comfortable hiking shoes
Lots of Water
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:


1906 Island Ford Pkwy

Sandy Springs, GA

Northbound from 400

Take exit 6 (Northridge Road).
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.

Southbound from 400

Take exit 6 (Northridge Road)
Continue straight ahead at the traffic 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.


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