Print-Friendly Version
Add this event to your calendar (Outlook, iCalendar)
Add REGISTRATION REMINDER to your calendar

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

TGIF Medlock - Candler Lake Loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: South Peachtree Creek Trail (Boardwalk)   Hike: TGIF Medlock - Candler Lake Loop  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 19 2023  5:00 pm >> Fri, May 19 2023 6:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, May 1 2023 7:07 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 19 2023 4:07 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.4 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Email Trip Leader(s)
You must be logged in to get the Trip Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes




FULL DISCLOSURE: This is a FAST-PACED HIKE, so if you have mobility issues or are recovering from injury, this may not be the hike for you!


That said, RAIN or SHINE, we'll hike the refurbished South Peachtree Creek boardwalk from MEDLOCK PARK to the Candler Lake loop (on the Emory campus) and back. We'll maintain a brisk pace (17 minute/mile) to get our blood pumping over the 4.4 mile roundtrip hike, while we enjoy the lovely views.

The majority of the hike is on a wooden boardwalk or concrete path, with some sections on gravel, dirt etc., so wear appropriate footwear.

Required Items to Bring:

Weather appropriate gear

Comfortable shoes


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


Walking poles

Mask (optional)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

For directions on Google Maps, go here:'10.1%22N+84%C2%B017'47.1%22W/@33.8028111,-84.2969652,19z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!3m3!8m2!3d33.80281!4d-84.296418


GPS coordinates: 

33.802799, -84.296406



Once you are in the parking lot, face the baseball fields/playground, and walk to the railings at the far LEFT (western corner), where the trail begins. You'll find me and/or the group waiting there. 


1. Only AOC members who are in good standing and have signed their annual waiver may sign up for, and participate in, this event.

2. Please, no guests and +Ones!

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

Cost Includes:

There is no cost for this event!

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

In order to earn participation credit, participants must begin and complete the hike with the group. 

Also, if Life happens, and you cannot participate in this event, please go to the AOC website and deregister. After the deadline, please TEXT me at 4O4 7-five-4 5OO5 and let me know (Sorry, but my phone does not ring for unknown numbers).