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Bartram Trail - Warwoman Dell to Pinnacle Knob

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Clayton, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 21 2023  10:00 am >> Sat, Jan 21 2023 2:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:40 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Jan 17 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 20 2023 4:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Greg Pharo
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This delightful hike includes waterfalls, cascading mountain streams, serene dells, and a fantastic view from atop Pinnacle Knob. No wonder it's an AOC classic event!

We'll start our adventure at Warwoman Dell, just outside Clayton Georgia. A lush forest valley just outside Clayton, Warwoman Dell is a lovely picnic area located on the Bartram Trail. We'll gather here no later than 9:50 am so that we can start our hike promptly at 10 am.

Our 8-mile trek takes us northbound on the Bartram Trail. A short climb brings us to the tumbling cascades of Becky Branch Falls. We'll head through the forest and encounter a small creek which leads to an impressive set of waterfalls along the rocky canyon carved by Martins Creek. We’ll stop to admire a beautiful double-tiered waterfall near the 2-mile mark before starting our ascent toward Pinnacle Knob. 

We will then start our uphill climb, gaining over 1,100 vertical feet as the trail tunnels through dense rhododendron. A left turn at 3.2 miles leads us onto the Pinnacle Knob Trail which winds upward to the summit. This is a great place to enjoy lunch, take in sweeping views from atop the granite boulders, and admire the lush plant life inhabiting the windswept craggy perch. Finally, we will retrace our steps downhill, returning to Warwoman Dell.

This is a challenging D4 mountain trek with nearly 1,800 feet elevation gain. Recent D4 or higher hiking experience with the AOC, or equivalent activity, is required in order to join the fun. Please contact the trip leaders if you have any questions about participating. 

Required Items to Bring:

Sturdy hiking boots/footwear

At least 1 liter of water


Raingear (just in case)


Warm clothes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

Coat and gloves (it will be cool in the morning)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

For those who are not carpooling: we will meet at Warwoman Dell at 9:50 am. Take US 441 north to Clayton, then turn right (eastbound) onto Warwoman Road. Proceed three miles; Warwoman Dell is on the right side.

Parking is free but limited, so we encourage carpooling.

Click here for directions to Warwoman Dell using Google Maps.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):95Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:40 pm
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $38.00 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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