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Friday Night In Berkeley Lake

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: 4040 S. Berkeley Lake Road NW Berkeley Lake, GA 30096   Urban Hike: Friday Night In Berkeley Lake  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 26 2023  6:00 pm >> Fri, May 26 2023 7:45 pm
Registration Opens: Sat, May 20 2023 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 26 2023 6:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ron Ramspeck
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please join me for this approximately five mile urban hike around Berkeley Lake that includes three passes around the nature trail loop.  Our starting and finish point with be the Berkeley Lake City Hall parking lot.  This hike is challenging with frequent hills and a targetted 3 mph hiking speed.  Depending on the group experience, breaks will be taken to allow everyone to regroup.  There are not a lot of pure flat stretches.  The hike will take place on streets and sidewalks.  Since there are cars, please wear light colored or reflective clothing.  Fortunately, the traffic is usually infrequent with friendly drivers that slow down when they see walkers!


Required skills:

Good attitude

Ability to wave and say hello to the friendly drivers and residents

Flexibility - This hike is meant to be social, fun and flexible.  The route is subject to slightly change.




Additional Notes:  

A special thank you to Tom Jarosz for use of the promotional picture.  Please refer to the additional notes section as well. 



Berkeley Lake Loop Route:  

Required Items to Bring:

Hard surface shoes: good walking, or running shoes
Water bottle/hydration pack and GUI/snack



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

Reflective vest or bright clothing

Bring a poncho or raincoat just in case the weather guessers get it wrong!

Flashlight just in case it is cloudy

How to Get There:
Event Directions:


Berkeley Lake City Hall

4040 S. Berkeley Lake Rd.

Berkeley Lake, GA 30096

< GPS Coordinates: 33.9852703, -84.1893776 >

1. From 285, take GA 141 N (Peachtree Industrial Blvd)

2. Take left turn on South Berkeley Rd NW

3. Berkeley Lake City Hall parking lot will be on your left before Bush Road

4. We will gather at the Berkley Lake City Hall parking lot


This hike is not flat and is considered harder compared to hiking Jones Bridge Park, Beltline, Piedmont Park, or Cochran Shoals hike.

Event time does not include optional after hike gathering.

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