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Sunday Hike Lake Winfield Scott to Blood Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Near Suches, GA   Hike: Sunday Hike Lake Winfield Scott to Blood Mountain   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 31 2021  11:00 am >> Sun, Oct 31 2021 5:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Oct 27 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Oct 31 2021 8:00 am
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8 Miles
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


 Please Join me for a great views from top of Blood Mountain. We will start our hike from the Lake Winfield Scott parking lot at 11 AM sharp toward Jarrard Gap. From there, we will hike on the Applachian Trail to Blood Mountain, where we take break and have lunch, We then take Slaughter Creek trail to Lake Winfield Scott.

Lake Winfield Scott was completed in 1942 by the Civilian Conservation Corps.  The lake and all of it’s buildings, roads and structures are the work of the Corps and remains intact today.  

Overall, the hike will be around 8 miles with some strenuous climbing at a moderate pace.  Approximate elevation gain for this hike is 2,000 ft.

We will stop at all of the major turns/crossroads to keep the group together and take necessary water breaks.

We expect approximately 4.5 - 5.hours of hiking.

Please note:If the weather is good, we may stay as much as 1 hour on top of Blood mountain to enjoy the view, relax and have lunch so if you are in rush to return please do not sign for this hike.

Please note: This event does not have a car pool, we will meet at the event and we will start our hike at 11 AM Sharp.

Please Note: There is $5.00 parking Fee at Lake WinField

Required Items to Bring:

Water: 1.5 Liter

Good Hiking Boots


Change of Clothes

Rain Jacket just in case

Money for your Driver

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Hiking Poles



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take GA 400 North to its end (Home Depot, Waffle House) At Traffic Light take the left on US 19 toward Dahlonega Take the US 19 Bypass right at the bottom of the hill coming into Dahlonega.

Continue on US 19 untill you reach GA 60 and take a left (toward Suches ) After about 7 miles you will take right onto GA 180.

Lake Winfield Scott will be in Approxim 5 Miles.

Physical Address: Lake Winfield Scott Road

                           Suches, GA 30572

Pay Parking Fee and park near lake

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Cost Includes:

There is a $5 parking fee at Lake Windfied 

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