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Hike - Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Apr 30 2013  6:00 pm >> Tue, Apr 30 2013 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Apr 16 2013 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Apr 30 2013 4:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Sharon H
Libby G
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Island Ford is the location of the Park Headquarters and Visitor Contact Station.  We will meet at the Visitors Center to begin our hike. 

While most of this trail is relatively flat there is some elevation gain but not too challenging for a D-3.  We will hike at a brisk pace and stop a few times to take pictures.   Part of our hike will be along the river and we might catch a glimpse of a deer in this section of the park. 

While we should be finished prior to sunset you might want to bring a headlamp or flashlight to use around dusk.    

Remember there is a $3 parking fee or $25 to purchase an annual park pass.

 Trail Map:

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Shoes


Annual pass or $3 to park

Recommended Items to Bring:
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headlamp or flashlight

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From northbound US 19 and GA 400

  • Take exit #6 (Northridge Road).
  • Coming off the exit, stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400, and turn right onto Dunwoody Place.
  • Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
  • Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.

From southbound US 19 and GA 400

  • Take exit #6 (Northridge Road)
  • Continue straight ahead at the traffic light onto Dunwoody Place.
  • Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
  • Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.

After turning in the park entrance drive about 1/2 mile to the Vistor Center where we will meet.  This is all the way in the back of the park.  The speed limit is enforced.

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