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Silent Hike at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA   Hike: Silent Hike at Island Ford  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 18 2023  8:30 am >> Sat, Mar 18 2023 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Mar 16 2023 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 18 2023 7:30 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Welcome to another silent hike event!

This will be a partial silent hike to better enjoy nature and experience some quietness.

Silent hikes provide with the opportunity to better immerse in nature and "quiet" our internal chatter. We also improve our listening and eye-foot coordination.

The silent part of the hike will be the first hour and a half. It is OK to greet other hikers on the trail if that is your custom. Read more about Tips for Walking Mindfully in Nature.

We will meet at the Visitor's Center (enter through the entrance and drive all the way down until the end of the road). We'll head for the second parking lot to cover the "lollipop trail" (in and out). Then we'll return to the Visitor's Center.

Purchase your $5 parking fee in advance online

Dogs are welcome but must be on leash at all times in accordance with Chattahoochee NRA park rules.

 (Thanks Tony C for the picture!)


Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Shoes and Water

$5 for parking permit

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

Hiking poles

Plastic bag to collect trash

Hand sanitizer

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From northbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road).
- Coming off the exit, stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400, and turn right onto Dunwoody Place.
- Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
- Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.

From southbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road)
- Continue straight ahead at the traffic light onto Dunwoody Place.
- Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
- Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.



Trail Map -

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

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

Cancelled due to rain and thunder predicted during the hike.