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Afternoon Hike: Allatoona Pass Battlefield

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Lake Allatoona   Hike: Afternoon Hike: Allatoona Pass Battlefield  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 31 2023  2:00 pm >> Fri, Mar 31 2023 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 28 2023 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 31 2023 12:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Allatoona Pass is one of the most historically significant battlefields in Georgia, and it features a deep railroad cut that was the site of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862. On October 5, 1864, just a few months after the burning of Atlanta, one of the most stubbornly fought battles of the Civil War was waged on its soil. Of the 5,301 men engaged, 30 percent lost their lives during the five-hour battle. Today, the earthworks and trenches are well preserved, and an interpretive sign tell the battle’s story. The site is managed by Red Top Mountain State Park.

We will walk several trails in this area, including the Allatoona Pass trail, which is an interpretive trail through the battlefield, as well as trails allong Allatoona Lake and the old railroad bed. The terrain is hilly and has beautiful views of the lake. 

Required Items to Bring:

Water. Good hiking shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Drive on I 75 North to Exit 283. At the bottom of the ramp turn right and proceed 1.5 miles (you will cross railroad tracks after about 0.4 miles). The parking lot will be on your left. Use the second entrance. 

The address is: 384 Old Allatoona Rd SE, Cartersville GA 30121

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Cost Includes:

There is no parking fee.

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