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Black Rock Mountain State Park - 3 Trails

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 3085 Black Rock Mountain Pkwy, Mountain City, GA 30562   Hike: Black Rock Mountain State Park - 3 Trails  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 24 2013  9:30 am >> Sun, Nov 24 2013 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Nov 12 2013 11:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 23 2013 10:00 pm
Event Duration:Per Itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:10 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Andrea Nunn
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
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: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Black Rock Mountain State Park is Georgia's highest state park and is located in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains.  On clear days, hikers enjoy 80 mile vistas, including three states.  According to the Park's website, the hikes include streams, creeks, numerous overlooks, and beautiful views of the Southern Appalachian mountains. 

We will hike the following three trails in the park:
1) James E. Edmond Backcountry Trail.  This is a moderate to strenuous 7.2 mile loop, which includes a walk beside the meandering Taylor Creek and a fabulous view of the Little Tennessee Valley from a rock outcropping on Lookoff Mountain.

2) Tennessee Rock Trail.  This is a 2.2 mile loop, described as easy, but with great views.

3) Black Rock Trail Lake.  An easy loop of less than one mile around a scenic lake.

Because your trip leaders have not hiked these trails, there is always the possibility that we will miss a turn.  Certainly, we will be well prepared with the appropriate maps.  Nevertheless, you should be in good enough physical condition to walk extra distances if we should make a mistake.

If you are not an experienced hiker or do not have recent D4 and D5 experience, then the trip leaders reserve the right to remove you from the list to ensure the entire group can maintain an appropriate pace.

I would like to thank Clay White for leading this hike in the past and for allowing us to use his write up!!

Required Items to Bring:
  • Lunch
  • Trail Snacks
  • At least 2 Liters of Water or sports drink
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions will be distributed at the carpool location.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):182Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $72.80 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.


There is a $5 parking fee, unless you have a State Park parking pass.

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

Cost Includes:

Please bring cash to share gas expenses with carpool drivers.

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

The hike will be cancelled within 24 hours of the start time, if chance of rain and/or thunderstorms.