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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT 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. This is a paid event with payment managed by the trip leader(s) and NOT the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for payment details and instructions.

Before The Picnic Hike: Homestead Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Red Top Mountain State Park, at the Park Office parking lot   Hike: Before The Picnic Hike: Homestead Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 16 2011  8:30 am >> Sat, Jul 16 2011 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Jul 7 2011 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 15 2011 9:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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Member Cost:$5.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

This trail is named after one of several homesteads which were once located along it. It begins at the front porch of the Visitor Center and crosses some of the most beautiful portions of the park, including part of the shore of Lake Allatoona. It is a 5.5 mile loop, and the surface is compacted soil.

Required Items to Bring:
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Insect repellent

How to Get There:
Event Directions:The park is located north of Atlanta, 1.5 miles east of I-75 exit #285. The park office is on the left side of Red Top Mountain Road, a few yards after passing the beginning of Marina Road to your left. 
IMPORTANT: This trailhead IS NOT at 50 Lodge Rd. Do not follow Google Maps or similar web based directions, otherwise you will end up at the wrong place.

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Member Cost:$5.00/Person
Cost Includes:The parking fee is $5.00 per car.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

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