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Think Green and Go Yellow at Sweetwater Creek State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park   Hike: Think Green and Go Yellow at Sweetwater Creek State Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, May 29 2013  5:30 pm >> Wed, May 29 2013 7:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, May 27 2013 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, May 29 2013 3:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
John Stirman
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


     Sweetwater State Conservation Park is one of the treasures to be found near metro Atlanta. This park offers beauty and wildlife viewing for visitors all year long in addition to some Civil War history. The park sets atop the Brevard Fault which makes the terrain steeper than the surrounding areas. The creek itself offers many scenic spots as it tumbles over the shoals and the natural dam nearby.

     We'll be doing a 4.5 mile hike on the Yellow trail - we'll also take a short offshoot trail to view the ruins from the opposite side of the creek.  As we'll be moving at a moderate pace, this is not a hike for beginners.  

     We will start on time, so please arrive 5-10 minutes early to check in.

     Note: there is a $5 per vehicle parking fee if you do not already have a GA Parks State pass. No carpool for this event.

Website for Park:


Required Items to Bring:

Water, Snack, Hiking Shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-20 west to exit 44 (Thornton Road). Make a left on Thornton Road (South) and then a right onto Blairs Bridge Road. Travel 2.1 miles to Mount Vernon Road and make a left. Drive about one mile to the park entrance and make a left on Factory Shoals Road (just after the bridge). Drive about half a mile to the parking lot near the visitor's center.


Here is a recent album from a solo hike I did on 05-22- 2013 on the Yellow Trail: edia/set/? set=a.336292109831822.1073741849 .100003531061900&type=1&l=c30756 d3e1

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