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Late Saturday Morning at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs   Hike: Late Saturday Morning at Island Ford   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 12 2022  11:00 am >> Sat, Mar 12 2022 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Mar 7 2022 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 12 2022 11:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will start at the Hewlett Lodge Visitor's Center  The Visitor's Center is located all the way down the entrance road to the very end which is about one mile from the entrance off Roberts Drive.  We will start out on the trail behind the Visitor's Center along the river.  We will continue to do the lollipop trail.  We will return by retracing our steps on the trails.  We might take a little detour to see alternate sections of the trails, yet not adding any additional mileage to our hike.

Bathrooms are available at the Visitor's Center.  Allow extra time before the hike if you plan to use the restroom.

Required Items to Bring:


Sturdy hiking boots/shoes

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


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

1906 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA

Hewlett Lodge Parking Lot

From Atlanta, travel north on Highway 400 to Northridge Road - Exit 6.

As you exit, remain in the right lane and cross the highway bridge.

Turn right (north) at the first traffic light to Dunwoody Place.

Continue north for 0.6 mile and turn right (east) on Roberts Drive.

Go for 0.7 mile, crossing beneath Highway 400 to Island Ford Parkway.

Turn right (north).


Restrooms are available at the Visitor's Center which is at the end of Island Ford Parkway.  

Island Ford phone number is 678-538-1200 and website is - Island Ford.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

$5 Parking Pass is Required at this location.  If you need to purchase a pass, please arrive a little early in order to get and put into your car before the hike.   The hike begins promptly at 11 am.

Digital parking passes are available online at hat/planyourvisit/fees.htm

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