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TGIF at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA   Hike: TGIF at Island Ford   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jun 24 2022  6:30 pm >> Fri, Jun 24 2022 8:15 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 22 2022 4:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 24 2022 6:15 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 Miles
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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

Join me for another TGIF edition, this time in Island Ford! We'll cover 4.5 miles starting with the  lollipop trail and then heading towards the visitor center and back. We will stop to enjoy the scenery and hydrate, but expect to keep a steady pace throughout the hike.
Let's meet at the first parking lot to your left. Prepare to come a few minutes early to pay the $5 parking fee or to purchase an annual pass at the Visitor’s Center.
Dogs are welcome but must be on leash at all times in accordance with Chattahoochee NRA park rules.


(Thanks Tony C for the picture!)


Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Shoes and Water

$5 for parking permit

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

Plastic bag to collect trash

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

1906 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA

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.




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