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Thursday Island Ford Hike 10 am

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Hewlett Pond Parking Lot. Sandy Springs
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Oct 20 2022  10:00 am >> Thu, Oct 20 2022 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Oct 18 2022 8:03 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Oct 20 2022 9:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 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:4
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Please join me for an Island Ford hike this Thursday!  We will hit all the hotspots (warm-up hill, lollipop, along the river, etc).

This is not a hike for beginners! 


We will meet in the middle parking lot called Hewlett Pond parking.  If you pass the pond on your right, you have gone a bit too far.  Don't forget there is a $5 fee for parking unless you have an annual pass from CRNRA to display in your window.  

Thee is no bathroom in this parking lot.

Required Items to Bring:


hiking boots/shoes


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

hiking poles if you want them

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.

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.


$5 parking fee.  no bathrooms in the parking lot.  

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