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Sunday Morning Hike at Island Ford - BEGINNERS & DOGS WELCOME

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs GA   Hike: Sunday Morning Hike at Island Ford -  BEGINNERS & DOGS WELCOME  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 22 2022  10:00 am >> Sun, May 22 2022 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Fri, May 20 2022 2:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, May 22 2022 10:00 am
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:3 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Sue M.
Joyce T.
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes



Please come help me (Sue) celebrate my 900th AOC event.

Join us for an easy morning hike on the beautiful trails of the Island Ford unit of the Chattahoochee River Natl Recreation Area (CRNRA).  There are rocks and roots so poles might be helpful but we will be taking the trails at a slower beginner pace.  If you are new to hiking and want a little elevation this is a great way to begin.       

We will meet at the first parking lot on the left when you enter the park and then we will make our way down to the Chattahoochee River and walk along the river.  What a great way to start the day!

Please note that there is a $5 parking fee unless you have an annual Chattahoochee River Rec parking pass.  You can pay for parking with your smartphone at the kiosk or pay in advance at . You can buy an annual pass at the Visitor Center and use the restroom there before the hike,  but please allow enough time to get there and then drive back up to our parking lot. 

We will start on time!  Please arrive 10 minutes early (9:50 am) to meet your fellow members and to get a group photo. 

Bring plenty of water to hydrate during the hike.   

Please be sure to leave all valuables at home or hidden in your car as there have been car break-ins at all CRNRA parks.   

Well behaved and leashed dogs are welcome.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking shoes
Water to keep you hydrated

Smart phone for paying parking fee or annual valid parking pass.  Pay for parking in advance at

Epi-pen if neeeded

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


Insect repellant



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

DIRECTIONS for DRIVERS proceeding NORTHBOUND on GA400 from the GA400/I285 Interchange

1. Take GA400 to exit #6 (Northridge Road) Bear right to loop around the exit, stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400 and immediately turn right at the light onto Dunwoody Place.          
2. Continue northward on Dunwoody Place about 0.5 miles to the light at Roberts Drive.
3. Turn right onto Roberts Drive and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right at Island Ford Parkway. 
4. Turn right onto Island Ford Parkway and turn left into the first parking lot on the left.      

DIRECTIONS for DRIVERS proceeding SOUTHBOUND on GA400 from Alpharetta/Roswell

1.  Take GA400 southbound to exit #6 (Northridge Road). Bear right to loop around the exit and at the traffic light continue straight ahead onto Dunwoody Place.  
2.  Then follow directions steps 2,3,4 above for the Northbound GA400 drivers to reach our meetup parking lot  

For a zoomable map or satellite view of that spot click on the rectangular blue/green "event location" icon near the top of this article.

Physical address is::

1978 Island Ford Parkway
Atlanta, GA  30350






If you find that you cannot attend at the last minute, please withdraw your registration on the AOC website.  You can cancel right up until the time of the hike.

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

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