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Dawson Forest WMA - Wildcat Tract

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: off Monument Falls Road, Dawson Forest Wildcat Tract
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Mar 24 2022  9:00 am >> Thu, Mar 24 2022 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Mar 21 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Mar 23 2022 8:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:8.3 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ralph Howard
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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: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


UPDATED:  We were unable to cross the water so we backtracked Rocky Ford Trail to Tobacco Pouch and took that to Fall Creek Trail and back up to Tobacco Pouch Trail.  Same timeline, alot more elevation, 2600'.

Wildcat Tract is a WMA.  You must have a DNR permit to hike on WMA lands.  It can be purchased from the DNR site:

Wildcat Tract has a a number of trails, we are doing a basic loop trail.  We will definitely see some waterfalls and will hike in some lowlands.  

Moderate pace between 2.5 and 2.7mph overall.  Elevation gain 2000'.

No lunch break, but a break for snacks.

The parking will be off Monument Road:  Head up 400 and take 136.  Follow Georgia Highway 136 to the Dawson/Pickens County line and turn south on Monument Road. Go approximately 3 miles to the marked trail entrance on the left side of the road.

Required Items to Bring:

boots (preferably waterproof)



Recommended Items to Bring:
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hiking poles

rainjacket (just in case)

How to Get There:
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