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Easy Does it Monday Morning Up Mt. Yonah

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cleveland, GA   Hike: Easy Does it Monday Morning Up Mt. Yonah  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Aug 15 2022  10:00 am >> Mon, Aug 15 2022 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Aug 11 2022 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Aug 14 2022 8:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:4.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is NOT a hike for beginners or for members who don't have a record of strenous D2 hikes with the AOC.  It IS a hike for members who have not done more than D2 hikes and would like to push themselves to try another difficulty level.  Fast hikers: this is NOT an appropriate event for you!

We'll be taking a very moderate pace up Mt. Yonah.  The hike up the mountain is just a little over 2 miles, but in that short distance, there is about 1500 feet of elevation.  The hike is pretty much uphill for the entire 2 miles.   It's challenging, but we'll take it easy and stop for breathers as we ascend.  We'll stop at the overlook to catch our breath and enjoy the view. (The return hike is mostly downhill!)

We'll stop about 2/3 of the way up the mountain to use the bathrooms ( warning . . .  these are often not clean!) and to rest once more.

Our next climb will take us to an overlook area, where we'll stop to eat snacks/lunch and enjoy the views.  We will then continue a short distance to the very top of the mountain where there is an open meadow.  From there, we will access a gravel path that will take us back down to the bathroom area.  From there, we will retrace our route down the mountain. 

We will leave on time for this hike!  Please arrive at the parking lot about 15 minutes before 10 am.  There is a single stall bathroom in the parking lot.   

Required Items to Bring:


Plenty of fluids (electrolyte enhanced  preferred)

Sturdy hiking shoes

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


Hiking poles are highly recommended!


Cap/hat for sun protection

Insect repellant

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

34.637322, -83.725648

761 Chambers Rd, Cleveland GA 30528

From GA-400:

Continue on 400N to GA 115 in Lumpkin County.  Continue on GA 115 appomimately 26 miles.  Take a right to continue on GA 115 N/GA-52E.  Continute straight for another 10.5 miles.   Turn left onto Wilford Ash SR Parkway.  Continue onto Bairsville Rd.   Continue onto GA 75N.  Take a Right onto Tom Bell Rd.  Right onto Chambers Rd which will lead to the trail head.

From I-85

Take I-85 North to I-985 North.  Turn North onto US-23.  Continue on US-23 to GA-52. Turn onto US-129 N. and Appalachian Pkwy, Cleveland.    Take Bypass to Chambers Rd. in White County 




The access road to the parking lot is gravel.  There are times when the road gets worn and has dips and ruts.

Bathroom available at the parking lot.

No parking fee.

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

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

Registration for this event opens at 8/11/2022 3:00:00 PM