Sunday at Sweetwater - Sun, Sep 26 2021

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Sunday at Sweetwater

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Lithia Springs, Ga   Hike: Sunday at Sweetwater    National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 26 2021  8:30 am >> Sun, Sep 26 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Sep 22 2021 7:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Sep 26 2021 8:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:8.5 Miles
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Sweetwater Creek Park - We will start at the visitors center and hike various trails (white, red, brown and others - and some trails that take us a bit outside of the park) for about a 8.5 mile hike. Estimated time about 3 1/2 hours though may be slightly under/over.   Very popular park so we are going to get started early hopefully to avoid big crowds.  Lots of rain this week which should make Sweetwater Creek swell and rage and that's when it's my favorite time to hike the red trail.

 We will hike at a steady moderate pace with a few water breaks.  THere is some tricky footwork required on the rocks/boulders (red trail). We will take uphills, rocks, obstacle areas slow.    We will be hiking at a moderate pace - not super fast, not slow. 

$5.00 fee for parking pass unless you have an annual GA State Parks pass which is easiest if you purchase in advance online - click link below (there is also kiosk in the parking lot to purchase parking pass)

COVID-19 - please be respectful to AOC members and other hikers on the trails - keep social distance at least six feet between yourself and your fellow hikers.  Please be advised that attendees of AOC events should have face coverings on their person, in the event they are unable to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet.



Required Items to Bring:


$5.00 cash for parking (unless you have annual GA State Parks pass)

Hiking shoes/boots

Poles if desired


Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-20 west to exit 44 (Thornton Road). Make a left on Thornton Road (South) and then a right onto Blairs Bridge Road. Travel 2.1 miles to Mount Vernon Road and make a left. Drive about one mile to the park entrance and make a left on Factory Shoals Road. Drive about half a mile to the parking lot near the visitor's center.

Sweetwater Creek State Park 1750 Mt. Vernon Road Lithia Springs , GA 30122



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