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Dog Hike at Sweetwater Creek

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 8 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Oct 3 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Kristen Allegood
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Easy to Moderate

We will hike the easy red trail that follows the scenic Sweetwater Creek. After ½ a mile, we will come to ruins of a pre-civil war textile plant. In another ½ mile we will come to waterfall at which point we will change to the blue path that follows the best plants and animal areas of the park. After 1 mile, we will stop for a picnic lunch on the rocks of the creek. It is another mile on the blue trail back to the parking lot (3 miles total). Anyone who is interested can continue from there on the yellow trail that is moderate difficulty that is a 3 mile loop that includes former Native American shelters and the ruins of a brick making facility from 1840. This hike should be great for dogs. There are several opportunities to switch back early making the total hike anything from 1 to 6 miles. There are a large number of stairs and rock scrambles.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Plenty of water (remember the dog too!), a sack lunch, bug spray is recommended, and prepare for the possibility of poison ivy. There are a lot of rocks on the path, so hiking boots or shoes with ankle support are recommended. Remember your camera to remember the beautiful views.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Lithia Springs, GA, 770-732-5871 9:30 am at Sweetwater Creek From Atlanta, take I-20 west to exit #41, Lee Road. Turn left on Lee Road, continue south approximately one mile to Cedar Terrace and turn left. Cedar Terrace dead ends into the park at the Bait Shop and Picnic at Mount Vernon Rd. Turn right onto Mount Vernon. Turn left at the second road on the left. There will be a gate house to collect the state park parking fee ($3). Proceed to the visitor’s center and we will meet on the porch.


Are Dogs Permitted? Yes, but they must be well behaved, in good health and get along with people as well as other dogs. Dog must remain on a leash at all times. Please be sure to clean up after your dog.

Will this event occur rain or shine? No, not if heavy thunderstorms are forecast.

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Cost Includes:$3 parking fee

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