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Rescheduled - Figure Eight at Sawnee Mountain (Moved from 1/22 to 1/21)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 2505 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road, Cumming   Hike: Rescheduled - Figure Eight at Sawnee Mountain (Moved from 1/22 to 1/21)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 21 2023  9:00 am >> Sat, Jan 21 2023 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Jan 17 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 21 2023 8:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8.2 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:3
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Cool January temperatures are perfect for this D4 hike with 8.2 miles and 2400 ft of elevation gain. Join Jeff and me for a figure eight loop through Sawnee Mountain Preserve. We will start the hike on the Ridgeline, Mountainside, and Hilltop Trails and then proceed to the Indian Seats Trail Loop. 

Please plan to arrive about 8:45 am so we can start at 9:00 am sharp. This is 2505 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road parking lot.  (Please note that this is NOT the parking lot at the Visitors Center or the Indian Seats parking lot.)  

We will proceed up the Hilltop trail making a clockwise loop continuing on the Mountainside trail and the Ridgeline Trail for 5 miles.  Then we will cross the street to hike the Indian Seats Trail Loop, 3.2 miles. The trail will vary from gravel path to a well-worn forest path.

There are restrooms next to the playground near the parking lot where we start. We will pass them again after the 5 mile loop and there is another facility about a mile later.

Note: If you have not hiked recent D3 and D4 hikes with the AOC, this is NOT a good hike to start with.  Everyone on the hike will be vetted.

Parking is free, there's no pass required and dogs are NOT permitted at this park.


Required Items to Bring:

Hiking boots or hiking shoes. 


Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles

Trail Snacks for the Indian Seats Lookout 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Atlanta head North on US-19/ GA- 400 to Pilgrim Mill Road (Exit 16).  Turn Left, cross over the freeway then turn Right onto Antioch Road at the Citgo gas station.  Proceed for 1.4 miles then turn left onto Dahlonega Hwy (GA-306W/GA-9 S).  Proceed 0.7 miles then turn Right onto Dr. Dunn Road / Dunn Road.  After 0.6 miles, turn Right onto Bettis-Tribble Gap Road.  The parking lot will be reached in 0.6 miles on the Left (South).  


This is not a carpool event. However, feel free to contact others if you would like to share the ride. 

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

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