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No Excuses Hike: Saturday Evening at Yellow River Park
|Event Location:||3232 Juhan Rd, Stone Mtn, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, May 25 2013 7:00 pm >> Sat, May 25 2013 8:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Apr 29 2013 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, May 25 2013 6:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
|Trip Leader(s):||Libby G|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
This is another in the series of No Excuses hikes. They're offered so that ANYONE who has mobility can handle them. The trail is mostly asphalt and flat; the pace is very moderate, and the distance is short. This may well be the chance you've been waiting for to join a group of friendly AOC folks as we enjoy nature and the chance to get a little exercise. You have NO EXCUSES for not signing up if you have the time.
Yellow River Park is a highly vegetated area located off Juhan Road in the city of Stone Mountain, GA - just southeast of the granite dome of Stone Mountain. The 566-acre park includes a 12-mile (19 km) trail (we'll be doing only 4 to 5) that can be used for walking, hiking, and horse riding. The park has pavilions, grills, and a large playground, as well as a wooden overlook that provides a view of the Yellow River.
This is a great hike for enjoying the outside without the commitment of an entire day's driving to a destination and back. The trails are well maintained, there are nice restroom facilities, and the park itself is really pretty.
We'll go at a moderate pace; as Goldilocks would say, not too fast and not too slow. It's a good hike for beginners who can handle the distance but can't handle hills and speed. You won't be pushed to go faster than you're comfortable.
Be advised that leash laws are strictly enforced if you bring your dog.
|How to Get There:|
3232 Juhan Rd, Stone Mtn, GA - - Use Google maps!
Driving directions from 285:
Take exit 39B to merge onto US-78 E/Stone Mountain Hwy toward Snellville/Athens
In 9.3 miles, Turn right onto E Park Pl Blvd
Continue straight onto Rockbridge Rd
Continue onto Annistown Rd
Turn right onto Juhan Rd SW
Destination will be on the left
No parking fees required!
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