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Island Ford - D3 - Hewlett Pond parking

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Island Ford - Hewlett Pond parking   Hike: Island Ford  -  D3 - Hewlett Pond parking  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 24 2022  8:00 am >> Sat, Sep 24 2022 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Sun, Sep 18 2022 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 24 2022 7:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:8.5 Miles
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Let's hike ALL of Island Ford!  Island Ford is one of our favorites of the CNRA units.  This will be a fast hike including warm up hill, walk along the river, lollipop, and the interior which has hills. We will hike all the trails, several twice giving us 8+ miles.  We will hike all the hills, several twice giving us 1,000+ feet elevation.  So nice, so nice, we do it twice. Several short breaks during our hike. Recent D2+ experience to join the hike.  Not for beginners. 

Here is our route:

We will meet at the  Hewlett Pond Parking Lot,  no bathrooms here so plan ahead.  

As always, please arrive at least 10 minutes early for introductions and socializing, giving us an on time start for the hike.

Parking pass required. $5 for daily parking here if you don't have a pass. More details: visit/fees.htm

Look forward to seeing you!

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking boots.

Water. No water = No hike.

On-the-go snack.

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Somewhat difficult to find the first time.  Once you enter the main gate, drive down the road about .6 miles until you see the sign for the Hewlett Pond parking lot on the left, above road level.  The pond will be on your right if you drive past the lot.

1906 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA

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