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TGIF Island Ford Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 13 2022  5:00 pm >> Fri, May 13 2022 6:45 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, May 11 2022 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 13 2022 3:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Sue M.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will meet at the first parking area on the left as you enter the park (NOT at the main visitor center).  There are no restrooms at this location. We will do the older trail and if time permits, will head down the "new trail". We will hike just under 5 miles at a moderate to semi-fast pace with short rests half way thru. 

The visitor center closes at 5pm. You might want to get there before our hike, if you want to buy the annual parking pass. 

Required Items to Bring:

hiking boots or shoes with good traction
appropriate clothing for the weather
emergency rain gear

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

Plastic bag and gloves for collecting trash

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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.


A maximum of 3 friendly dogs are permitted on this hike. They must be on a leash at all times and you must pick up after your pets per park rules. 

Trail map for this location can be downloaded at:

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

Cost Includes:

$3 parking fee at Island Ford if you do not have annual pass.

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