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Chastain Park -- All Pavement FAST

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Chastain Park (North Buckhead near Sandy Springs)   Urban Hike: Chastain Park -- All Pavement FAST  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Mar 2 2023  4:00 pm >> Thu, Mar 2 2023 5:20 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Mar 1 2023 2:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 2 2023 4:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4 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:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

515 foot elevation gain
3.4 mph average; 3.8 mph at times 
100% pavement; no dirt trails
 no roots, no rocks, no mud, no tree falls, no sticks, no stairs, no water crossings
The park is the largest park acreage for the City of Atlanta and is dominated by 18 - hole North Fulton golf course which will provide multiple long fairway views as we hike the golf course perimeter.
                 Dogs are welcome.
Meeting place

We will meet at the "storm shelter"(a small covered bus stop-like area) at the north end of the Red Parking lot.  This location is next to the Amphitheater and in front of the covered horse practice facility so it should be easy for everyone to locate. 

Plan to meet a few minutes early for our socially distanced circle of hikers for hiker introductions.  We wll depart on time and leave promptly.  

There is no restroom in the Red lot but there will be a restroom stop 0.5 miles into the hike, a portolet 2/3 through the hike and restrooms near the end of the hike.

Required Items to Bring:


comfortable clothes and shoes, and a smile  : )

 Pavement:  I suggest wearing cushioned sidewalk running shoes over wearing trail shoes if you have them.

Masks are not required (except in opening circle discussion and restrooms; wherever social distance is not possible) but we will strive for social distancing 


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

stylish straw hat, gym shorts, knee socks, are mighty nice

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet in the RED parking lot at the corner of Elliott Galloway Way & Powers Ferry Rd NW.

The above photo shows the sign at this parking lot entrance.

In google maps, type:  chastain red lot 


From south of Chastain Park, go north on Roswell Road to W Wieuca Road NW.

From north of Chastain Park, go south on Roswell Road to W Wieuca Road NW.

Turn onto West Wieuca Road and cross over Lake Forrest Road. This will take you through the park.

Continue west on West Wieuca Road to Powers Ferry Road.

Turn right on Powers Ferry and turn into parking lot on right immediately before Elliott Galloway Way.

Look for the small, wood covered bus stop at the North end of the parking lot.


A couple dogs may be allowed as long as they are leashed and well- behaved.  Please be prepared to clean up behind your pet to help keep the park nice for everyone. 

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

Cost Includes:

Free parking!

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