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Standing Indian Loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Standing Indian Campground Store   Hike: Standing Indian Loop  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Nov 17 2022  8:30 am >> Thu, Nov 17 2022 6:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Nov 8 2022 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Nov 15 2022 5:00 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced (Exploratory)
Distance:21.6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

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.


The only exploratory section of this hike is Lower Trail Ridgeway.

The promo photo shown above is taken on Nov 7, 2022, from Big Scaly Mountain (5049 ft) showing Standing Indian mountain from the south. We won't be hiking Big Scaly, but we will be hiking Standing Indian.

We will start near the camp store at the Standing Indian campground and hike a counterclockwise loop by starting out on Lower Trail Ridgeway ascending over 2000 vertical feet to an intersection with the Appalachian Trail close to the summit of 5502-foot Standing Indian Mountain. We will summit Standing Indian, then proceed on the Appalachian Trail to Albert Mountain where we will visit the fire tower. We will leave the AT and follow Long Branch Trail to complete this 21.6-mile loop. This hike has a total elevation gain of 4350 feet.

This hike will require recent D6 experience or at a minimum convincing strong D5 experience. Whatever your recent experience, if I am personally unfamiliar with your hiking condition, expect that I will contact you in order to better evaluate whether you can complete this hike while keeping up with the group.  

Alltrails Trailmap - Standing Indian Loop

Required Items to Bring:


Warm layered clothing suitable for varying winds and temperature

Head Lamp (Just in case)



Energy snacks


Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Google Map Directions via GA-400

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):214Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $85.60 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.

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