Berkeley Lake - Sunday Evening Urban Loop Hike, With Rolling Hills & Curves - Sun, Aug 15 2021

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Berkeley Lake - Sunday Evening Urban Loop Hike, With Rolling Hills & Curves

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: 4040 S. Berkeley Lake Road NW Berkeley Lake, GA 30096   Urban Hike: Berkeley Lake - Sunday Evening  Urban Loop Hike, With Rolling Hills & Curves  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 15 2021  5:50 pm >> Sun, Aug 15 2021 8:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Aug 9 2021 2:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Aug 15 2021 5:30 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 40 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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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:5
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes



This is an urban hike mainly on paved streets (Some sections have sidewalks and a a short forest path) with small amount of local neighborhood car traffic. There are several uphills and our pace will be moderate to fast at times, depending on group. If you are looking for a flatter hike, slower pace, and park trails, this is probably not the hike for you.

Looking for a pleasant Sunday evening urban hike to cap off your weekend festivities? If so, join us for this 8 plus mile urban loop hike, with hills and curves, around Berkeley Lake. After hiking our first loop and side trail, we will hike the 2nd loop in reverse (3.7 miles).  Our starting and finishing point with be the Berkeley Lake City Hall parking lot, across the street from Lake Berkely Chapel.  

This is a paved street hike with only a partial sidewalk section and forest trail, so please be sure to wear reflective and/or bright clothing. There is some local neighborhood road traffic, but generally very light. You are responsible for your own safety.

Lake Berkeley has been named a Tree City USA for 18 years!  This neighborhood lake area tends to get cooler in the evening, sometimes with a gentle breeze.  The surrounding area is pleasantly shaded and a place you can capture the sunset and natural reflections off the lake. As an added bonus you will most likely spot deer around dusk.

Berkeley Lake Information & History:  Berkeley Lake, Georgia - Wikipedia 


Additional Notes: 

Itinerary is subject to change before and/or during the event.  

This hike is considered harder compared to hiking Jones Bridge Park, Beltline, Piedmont Park, or Cochran Shoals hike - not flat.

Event finishing time can fluctuate and dependent on the group hiking speed and other circumstances, so please be flexible.

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How to Walk Up Hills — Walking for Health and Fitness


Berkeley Lake Loop Route (There is also a side trail, but not shown on map): 


Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking, walking, or running shoes
Water bottle/hydration pack and GUI/snack

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

Reflective vest or bright clothing

Dress appropriate to weather conditions - rain poncho, etc.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:


Berkeley Lake City Hall

4040 S. Berkeley Lake Rd.

Berkeley Lake, GA 30096

< GPS Coordinates: 33.9852703, -84.1893776 >

1. From 285, take GA 141 N (Peachtree Industrial Blvd)

2. Take left turn on South Berkeley Rd NW

3. Berkeley Lake City Hall parking lot will be on your left before Bush Road

4. We will gather at the Berkley Lake City Hall parking lot


Will this event occur rain or shine? Maybe

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