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Island Ford: An Evening Hike by the Chattahoochee River

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs GA   Hike: Island Ford: An Evening Hike by the Chattahoochee River  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Sep 26 2013  6:00 pm >> Thu, Sep 26 2013 7:30 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Sep 24 2013 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Sep 26 2013 4:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Sue M.
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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: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Please join me for an evening hike on the beautiful trails of the Island Ford unit of the Chattahoochee River Natl Recreation Area (CRNRA).   

We will hike along the banks of the Chattahoochee River at a moderate pace. If time permits we will hike part of the newer "lollypop loop."  This is a great hike for beginners as much of our route will be relatively flat with little elevation.  

We will meet at the first parking lot on the left after you enter the park from Roberts Drive. The visitors center closes at 5 pm so there will be no restrooms available.    

Please call me (770-856-2105) if you are running late.   

Well behaved dogs are welcome but in accordance with park rules, they must be on a leash and under their owner's control at all times.

Please note that there is a $3 cash parking fee unless you have an annual Chattahoochee River Rec parking pass.   Please arrive a few minutes early to pay for parking and check in.  


Required Items to Bring:

Water to keep you hydrated
Headlamp or flashlight since it is starting to get dark earlier
$3 cash for parking or annual valid parking pass

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

Bug spray
Hiking poles if you use them
Epi pen if you are allergic to insect stings
Inhaler if you need it 


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

DIRECTIONS for DRIVERS proceeding NORTHBOUND on GA400 from the GA400/I285 Interchange

1. Take GA400 to exit #6 (Northridge Road) Bear right to loop around the exit, stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400 and immediately turn right at the light onto Dunwoody Place.          
2. Continue northward on Dunwoody Place about 0.5 miles to the light at Roberts Drive.
3. Turn right onto Roberts Drive and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right (pictured above) at Island Ford Parkway. 
4. Turn right onto Island Ford Parkway and go less than 0.1 mile to the first parking lot on the left where we will meet for the hike.   


DIRECTIONS for DRIVERS proceeding SOUTHBOUND on GA400 from Alpharetta/Roswell

1.  Take GA400 southbound to exit #6 (Northridge Road). Bear right to loop around the exit and at the traffic light continue straight ahead onto Dunwoody Place.  
2.  Then follow directions steps 2,3,4 above for the Northbound GA400 drivers to reach our meetup parking lot on Island Ford Parkway just inside the park. 

For a zoomable map or satellite view of that spot click on the rectangular blue/green "event location" icon near the top of this article.

GPS users may wish to enter the following as your destination

lat/lon of parking lot

33.99487 -84.33248 




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