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Rottenwood Creek Trail - FAST

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Cobb Parkway at Chattahoochee River crossing   Urban Hike: Rottenwood Creek Trail - FAST   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 3 2023  10:00 am >> Fri, Mar 3 2023 11:40 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Mar 1 2023 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 3 2023 10:00 am
Event Duration:1 Hours 40 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gary 'L'
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Photo of the "heron going for the fish" by Joyce Taffe.  Thanks Joyce!

This is not a hike for a beginner.  To qualify, you must have kept pace with a D2 group on a previous hike and be willing to keep pace with the group on this hike.

Elevation gain: 299 feet - a D1 on this basis (one 131 foot hill done twice, Joyce's Hill, with several knobs but just one hill)

Avg. Moving Speed:  Fast (our last 3 hikes ranged from 3.2 to 3.7 mph)

The Rottenwood Creek trail connects the Chattahoochee River trail in West Palisades with the Bob Callan trail and as you may have guessed it follows the Rottenwood Creek which powered the old Akers Mill and provides minor cascades for us to enjoy along the way for much of the hike.

Terrain: 100% pavement

Here are a few posts on AllTrails:

"A great mix between the urban Atlanta area, and the wildlife / Chattahoochee river. Great for walking, hiking, and running as well."

"Gorgeous walk with plenty of scenery, both natural and urban. Great way to spend an afternoon."



Required Items to Bring:



Clothing (wear)

You are required to have a mask with you to use whenever you cannot social distance.  This is federal land so there is a requirement.

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

I suggest cushioned shoes such as running shoes for the pavement.

A stylish straw hat, gym shorts, and knee socks, are mighty fine.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

3444 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

From Google Maps, type:

Paces Mill Boat Ramp

Here is the google link: aps/pqvSYLhEExSC7Vpe8


Other GPS apps may leave you lost on Cumberland Blvd.

The lot is at the end of the Chattahoochee River Bridge on Cobb Parkway.

We meet at the restrooms building.

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

Cost Includes:

$5 for daily pass by way of credit card on-line from home or use the QR code sign in the parking lot.

CRNRA annual pass or annual America The Beatiful national parks pass also accepted

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