Print-Friendly Version
Add this event to your calendar (Outlook, iCalendar)
Add REGISTRATION REMINDER to your calendar

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

Hickory Creek Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cohutta Wilderness
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 4 2022  8:45 am >> Sat, Jun 4 2022 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, May 20 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 4 2022 6:00 am
Event Duration:7 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:15 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ (Call me Ron)
Email Trip Leader(s)
You must be logged in to get the Trip Leader contact information.
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: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


A group of volunteers recently cleared the Hickory Creek Trail in the Cohutta Wilderness, let's hike it before nature takes it back!

This hike will give you the full wilderness experience; beavers, bears, blowdowns, creeks, copperheads,rivers, rock-hopping and Ronny J! We will enjoy a 15 mile trek through the wilderness with all of this and more. 

Water shoes are a must on this hike as we will be fording the Conasauga River at Bray Field as well as several smaller creeks. Long pants would be a good ideas as well.

Recent D5 experience is required for this difficult hike, underqualified adventurers may be moved to the waiting list!


Required Items to Bring:



Water shoes

Trekking Poles

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

Water filter

Leaf blower


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

9 miles of well maintained service road is required to make it to the trailhead.

Click here for Trailhead Location

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):145Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $58.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


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

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