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Sunday at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: ISLAND FORD - Sandy Springs, GA   Hike: Sunday at Island Ford   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 31 2021  10:00 am >> Sun, Oct 31 2021 12:15 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Oct 28 2021 9:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Oct 31 2021 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join me for a hike at Island Ford. We will park at the first parking lot (enter through park entrance gate and make immediate left into parking lot). head towards the trail along banks of Chattahooche, head towards visitor center, quick loop around pond and then back to our cars. There is a bit of elevation, not much.   Total hike 5 1/2 miles

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.

Will be hiking at a moderate pace, not super fast but not a stroll either

$5.00 daily parking fee - best to purchase in advance.  you can purchase from Kiosk in parking lot by scanning a code that is provided, entering some data online including your credit card number.  Cash is not accepted. 

click link for purchase of daily or annual pass


There are no restrooms at this location - please plan accordingly.



Required Items to Bring:

Hiking shoes/boots



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

1906 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA

From northbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road).
- Coming off the exit, 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.

From southbound US 19 and GA 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.


Once you enter the main gate the parking lot is immediately on your left.    

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