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Mulberry Creek -- Fast

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 726 Hyde Road, Marietta 30068 - Parking lot (past the gazebo in front of the ranch house education building))   Hike: Mulberry Creek -- Fast  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Mar 14 2023  2:00 pm >> Tue, Mar 14 2023 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Mar 12 2023 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Mar 14 2023 2:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6 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: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes



This is not a hike for a beginner.  To qualify, you must have:


1. recently kept pace with a D2 group doing 3 mph on a previous hike and be willing to keep pace at 3 mph with the group on this hike.  


2. recently kept pace with a D2 group doing a 500 foot elevation gain hike


3. not fallen twice in the same day on a D2 hike


For this hike, we will accomplish --

Avg. Speed: FAST - our last 3 hikes were 3.1-3.5 mph

Terrain: RUGGED; rugged creek banks and stepping stones with 18 creek crossings; bird area with wet grass and overgrowth

Elevation Gain:  Moderate


We will follow Mulberry Creek through a shaded forest and cross the Creek on stones 18 times

If the creek happens to be high, we might even get our feet wet.

Normally, the Creek hike is a "lariet" through the Hyde Farm County Park with the "noose" in Johnson Ferry North of the CRNRA.  

However, temporarily, there is a construction fence obstacle so the lariot is currently a Y.


Required Items to Bring:

water to stay hydrated for 1.5 hours on a hot day

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

If you like hiking poles, bring them.

If you like sandals or water shoes for creek crossings, bring them.

Stylish hats are always a big hit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

726 Hyde Road, Marietta 30068


Use Google Maps, typing Hyde Farm

or use the link: aps/tdSwMnXta3N76jvz6


From Johnson Ferry Rd turn on to Lower Roswell Rd (towards Roswell).

Hyde Rd is on the right and clearly marked.


Go all the way to the end of Hyde Rd and park on the right or left when you see the gazebo.

Parking rows are between the gazebo and the community garden.

There are restrooms at the Community Center (looks like a ranch home) behind the gazebo.

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

Cost Includes:

Parking is free at the Community Center or across the street at the Community Garden.

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