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Saturday Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Island Ford section of CRNRA   Hike: Saturday Island Ford   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 25 2023  12:00 pm >> Sat, Mar 25 2023 2:15 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 21 2023 7:10 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 25 2023 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bill S
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Island Ford is one of the nicest hikes along the Chattahoochee, it also was one of my favorit local place to hike before I joined AOC.  We will hike 5.5 to 6 miles on several trails down to the river and back again.  There will be a few hills, but nothing too strenuous.  We will cover most of trails including the Sandy Springs lollipop trail adjacent to Roberts Road down to the river Canoe ramp area and back.  

We will meet at the first parking lot to the left at beginning of the park. If you do not have an annual CRNRA parking pass, you will need to purchase the $5 daily parking pass at their Web site  CRNRA Parks. You may also purchase an annual pass for $40.00 online or download their app to purchase.   

For a map of the park, Island-Ford-North-Map.pdf (  We will meet at IF21.

Required Items to Bring:

sturdy hiking shoes
clothing appropriate for the weather



Recommended Items to Bring:
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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.



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