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Lollipops & Loops

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Island Ford Chattahoochee National Park   Hike: Lollipops & Loops   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 15 2022  11:00 am >> Sat, Jan 15 2022 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jan 13 2022 1:14 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 15 2022 9:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Mike S
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We'll start with a an out and back on the lollipop and then do a loop down to the Visitor Center and back.  Covering about 5.5-6 miles and 550 ft of elvation gain.  This will be a moderate paced hike, averaging about 2.0 mph.  

We'll meet at the first parking lot, on the left, inside Island Ford National Park.  The hike will start at 11:00  (sorry, we cannot wait for latecomers). 

CRNRA does require a parking pass.  I you do not have one, please puchase one before this hike.

There is a $5.00 daily parking fee unless you have an annual pass.  If you need to purchase a day parking pass you can do so at the kiosk at the visitor center parking lot.  Annual passes can be purchased from 9:00 to 5:00 at the visitor center for $40

Bathrooms and parking passes are available at the Island Ford Visitor Center -  go about one mile, from the park entrance, until the road ends.  Arrive early to allow time for restrooms or if you need a parking pass.  From the Visitor Center, head back towards the park entrance to the first parking lot (it is just inside the front gate to the park)

There have been vehicle break-ins - please leave all valuables at home

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking shoes/boots


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

Dry shirt for after the hike.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

1998 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.

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