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Wednesday morning at Pine Log Creek Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Bartow County, GA   Hike: Wednesday morning at Pine Log Creek Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jun 12 2013  10:00 am >> Wed, Jun 12 2013 12:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Jun 6 2013 10:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jun 12 2013 8:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:4.7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
Larry Cooper
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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: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We recently had to cancel this event due to rain, so let's try it again!

Those of you who have never been to the Pine Log Trail are in for a treat!  This ia one of the prettiest areas I've hiked, with plenty of free parking, lots of elevation changes, beautiful views, and a quarry pond with interesting rock outcroppings to climb on for photos!

The trail features a 4.7 mile path crossing seven rustic footbridges over Pine Log Creek. From two overlooks, hikers can view Pine Log Mountain - one of the highest elevations in Bartow County's Appalachian foothills - and the site of the Pine Log Cherokee Indian Village. The trail system includes two loops east and west and is rated moderate. Although some of the terrain is rugged there is only one significant climb, with an elevation gain of about 420 feet. The eastern loop takes hikers by an early CCC quarry pond for picturesque views.

For those who would like to join us, we'll be stopping in Cartersville for lunch on the way home at SWheat Market Deli - - a fabulous little restaurant that features a variety of organic meals (with vegetarian options) that have garnered a 5-start rating from Yelp.  Check out the deli menu and location at

The carpool will meet at the Chastain/Busbee Park and Ride at 9 am, giving us an hour to drive the 33 miles north to the trailhead.  Those going directly to the trailhead should be there by 9:45 am, so that if the carpool is on time, we can take off a bit early.

We will limit the number of people with dogs to 3.  If you see three people already registered with dogs, please do not add yours.  All dogs should be kept on leash for the safety of others on the trail.

Required Items to Bring:

Plenty of water.

Good hiking boots.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking poles if you like to use them.

Insect repellant and sunscreen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Exit 293 on I 75 turn right onto US 411 North. After about 7.5 miles turn right onto GA 140 East. Continue approximately 3.2 miles to Pine Log Creek Trail System parking area on left.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):66Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $26.40 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


This trail opened in November 2007 on 275 acres of protected land in Bartow County. The trail is beautifully designed. The treadway is smooth, and has hardly any rocks.

No bathroom facilities are at this location, but there are plenty of trees!

Carpoolers will have to be sure to consider whether or not you will be joining the others for lunch.  

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

Please share gas expenses with carpool drivers.  Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $26.40 (calculated at total miles (66) * $0.400, effective Sunday, October 16, 2011). This is based on the current gas, maintenance, and other costs of $0.400 per mile as stated by the IRS & This should be divided by the total number of people in the vehicle (incl driver).
For example: With 4 people in the vehicle, the expense per person on this trip would be $6.60. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.

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