Sunday at Sweetwater Creek - Sun, Apr 10 2022

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Sunday at Sweetwater Creek

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Apr 10 2022  8:30 am >> Sun, Apr 10 2022 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Apr 7 2022 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Apr 10 2022 7:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:9 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: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Starting at the visitor's center, we will then take several different paths around the park, including the white, red, yellow, orange and brown trails for about 9 miles (could be slightly more or slightly less) and which should take us about 3 1/2 hours (could also be slightly more or slightly less). Total elevation for the hike will be around 1,000 feet.  

When we get to it, the red trail (my favorite part of the hike) is very rocky with ups and downs. It has a great rapid near the end where we wil take a moment to appreciate it and regroup for the white trail portion of the hike.   Throughout the hike, we will pass ruins of the New Manchester Mill, hike up to some ridges, and pass thru some hardwood forests.  

Don't forget there is a $5 parking fee unless you have an annual GA state parks pass.  There is a kiosk in the parking lot.  

Required Items to Bring:


hiking boots/shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-20 west to exit 44 (Thornton Road).  Make a left on Thornton Road (south) and then a right onto Blairs Bridge Road.  Travel 2.1 miles to Mount Vernon Road and make a left.  Drive about 1 mile to the park entrance and make a left onto Factory Shoals Road.  Drive about 1/2 mile to the parking lot near the visitors center.  

Sweetwater Creek State Park

Mt Vernon Road

Lithia Springs, GA  30122

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