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Monday Morning at Powers Island and Cochran Shoals




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Powers Island Entrance off Interstate North - Sandy Springs   Hike: Monday Morning at Powers Island and Cochran Shoals   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Feb 6 2023  10:00 am >> Mon, Feb 6 2023 12:15 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 2 2023 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Feb 6 2023 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

This hike will involve two sister units of the CRNRA - - on opposite sides of the Chattahoochee River.   We'll start at the infrequently used Powers Island parking lot where we'll hike the 2 mile loop trail and perhaps a bit of the trail on Powers Island. The loop trail involves a decent hill which will warm us up for the rest of the hike.

Following these trails, we'll cross the bridge over the Chattahoochee to Cochran Shoals, where we'll enter the Interstate North section of trails for another 3-4 miles of hiking.   There are some good hills in this section of Cochran Shoals, so we'll get a nice workout. When our time is up, we'll cross back over the Chattahoochee to the Powers Island parking lot.

Because of the steep/long hills on some of the trails, this hike is not recommended for beginning hikers of for those who have trouble maintaining a moderate pace on ascents.  Poles are recommended.

There is a $5 parking fee at this location if you don't have an annual pass.  Parking must be done online either at home or before the hike through your smartphone.  Passes may be purchased in advance at  https:/ /www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/fees.htm

 

PLEASE NOTE:  This is NOT the Cochran Shoals Interstate North parking lot!!! This is the parking lot across the river at POWERS ISLAND.   Read the directions CAREFULLY!

We'll be starting on time! 

 


Required Items to Bring:

 

$5 for parking unless you have an annual pass. Parking pass is available online only.   https:/ /www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/fees.htm   Please pay for your pass before coming to the hike.

Good hiking shoes

Plenty of fluids

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


Hiking poles are recommended.

 


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Use address:  

5450 Interstate N Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

  From eastbound Interstate 285

  • Take exit 22, Northside Drive, New Northside Drive, Powers Ferry Road.
  • Go to second traffic light and go left onto New Northside Drive.
  • Use “through” lane to pick up Interstate North Parkway.
  • Unit will be .8 miles on the right before crossing the Chattahoochee.

 

From westbound Interstate  285

  • Take exit 22, Northside Drive, New Northside Drive, Powers Ferry Road.
  • Right on New Northside Drive.
  • Use “through” lane to pick up Interstate North Parkway.
  • Unit will be .8 miles on the right before crossing the Chattahoochee.

 


Notes:

Bathrooms are available at this location.

Parking pass required to park in this CRNRA area.  Purchase passes at https:/ /www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/fees.htm

COCHRAN SHOALS-Interstate N: https://www.crnra.vip/wp- content/uploads/2019/05/Cochran-Shoals- Interstate-N.pdf


POWERS ISLAND https://www.crnra.vip/wp- content/uploads/2019/05/Cochran- Shoals-Powers-Island.pdf

IF YOU DON'T SEE THE POWERS ISLAND SIGN, YOU'RE AT THE WRONG PARKING LOT!!


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Registration for this event opens at 2/2/2023 3:00:00 PM