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3 Spots Open!! Hiking
|Event Location:||Cloudland Canyon State Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Apr 8 2006 9:00 am >> N/A|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Apr 7 2006 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||per itinerary|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|Minimum Group Size:||8|
|Number Registered So Far:||18 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Moderate 5 Mile Hike |
My hikes are more leisurely....with plenty of breaks for water and snacks....if you are fast hiker and wants to hike fast, or power hiker, this may not be the hike for you.
This is one of my many favorite hiking trails in Georgia, AOC comes here for October Pioneer Camping. The trail offers a beautiful scenery with water falls, creeks, and nice rock formations. When we came in October the waterfalls were dry, but with all the rain weve been having, Im sure we will see the waterfall. Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek, and elevation differs from 800 to 1,980 feet. The most spectacular view into the canyon is found near the picnic area parking lot; however, additional views can be found along the west rim trail. Visitors who hike to the bottom of the gorge find two waterfalls cascading over layers of sandstone and shale into pools below. - georgiastateparks.org
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Rising Fawn, GA 30738, 800 864-7275 11:00 a.m. - Cloudland Canyon State Park, Visitor Center. (The visitor center is a little hidden from the entrance, as you pass the gate, turn right) From Hotel Turn Right on to Interstate North Parkway, Turn Left on Windyhill Road, Go I-75 North for 60 miles, take exit #320, Turn left on GA-136 (Resaca Lafayette Rd. Youll see Flying J Truck stop, a good place to take restroom breaks) and go 4.8 miles, youll come to a stop sign, turn Right or North (still GA-136) and go 21.8 miles, Turn Right on Lyle Jones Parkway (US-27) and go 2.5 miles, Turn Right on Gordon Pond Rd, Turn Left on GA-136 and go 16.4 miles, turn Right into Cloudland Canyon State Park. Or Stay on I-75 North to Chattanooga, Go West on I-24, Go South on I-59, take exit #11 (GA-136), turn left, when you get to a T intesection turn Right and follow the sign to Cloudland Canyon State Park. (This way is a little longer but easier to get to the park, you can stop at Subway for restroom breaks and food)|
Are Dogs Permitted? No.
Will This Event Occur Rain or Shine? No, no hiking in the rain.
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|Cost Includes:||Park Fee is $3.00 (pay at park office)|
Please share gas fare with your carpool driver. (since the gas price is high these days, $7 - $8.)
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.