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Monday Morning at Leita Thompson Memorial Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Hike: Monday Morning at Leita Thompson Memorial Park   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, May 1 2023  10:00 am >> Mon, May 1 2023 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Apr 27 2023 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, May 1 2023 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes



The trails at Leita Thompson are wide and relatively free of rocks and roots. Though there are changes in elevation, they're moderate and fairly easy to handle if you've been doing some recent hiking.  We'll be moving at a moderate pace (not slow!), getting in about 5 miles in 2 hours.

There are no bathrooms, but there are three sets of porta potties throughout the park. And - - of course - - there are plenty of trees.  Using the porta potties will likely result in a nice exit photo of you to add to the photo album.  :-)

I will start on time, so please arrive a few minutes early (9:50 am) to check in and meet your fellow members.  

Be ready to turn into the park driveway as soon as you pass through the traffic light on Woodstock Road.  We'll be meeting in the large lot where the Art Center building is located. If you park in the pavilion lot, you'll have to walk up the gravel road to meet the group.  It's best to just drive up the road so that we can all park in the large overflow lot.

Parking is free.

Panera Bread is close by, so it's an option if you'd like to go there for lunch!


Required Items to Bring:

Water, gatorade or whatever you like to keep hydrated (important)

Appropriate shoes for a woodsy hike relatively free of roots and rocks.

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

Hiking poles if you like to use them, though the trails are relatively smooth.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

N 34.06258,  W -84.40270

Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075, USA - just past intersection of Woodstock and Mountain View roads

Roswell, GA 30075

There are three parking lots in the area:  one for the dog park, the second for the arts center  and overflow lot, and the third for the pavillion lot.  We will be parking in the second lot, to the left of the arts center.

From Atlanta take GA-400 N to exit 7B W/Holcomb Bridge Rd in Roswell. Continue west on Holcomb Bridge Rd for 5.7 miles. On your right you will pass Chick-fil-a and Mountain Park Rd. Take the next right immediately after the light. This is the entrance for the dog park and Art Center West.  Make an immediate left for the gravel overflow parking lot 

If you pass this entrance, you will come to the main Leita Thompson entrance at the pavilion.  You can turn in here and then take an immediate right up the gravel path to the overflow lot.  Drive up the gravel road through the woods and park at the top of the hill. 


If you have time after the hike, join us at Panera Bread, just 1/4 mile from the park.

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