Thursday Hike at Island Ford - Thu, Sep 16 2021

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Thursday Hike at Island Ford

The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA   Hike: Thursday Hike at Island Ford  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Sep 16 2021  10:00 am >> Thu, Sep 16 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Sep 14 2021 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Sep 16 2021 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 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: No


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.

Let's start at the Visitors Center and hike up the hill, then along the river and zig zag thru the woods for at least 5 to 6 miles.  We will be mindful of the heat and take water breaks as needed. This will be a fast pace; and it is not a beginner hike.  Our speed and total miles will be determined by the humidity.

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
Poles if needed
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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