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Saturday Afternoon Hike: Homestead Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Red Top Mountain State Park, at the Park Office parking lot   Hike: Saturday Afternoon Hike: Homestead Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 24 2014  2:00 pm >> Sat, May 24 2014 4:15 pm  (Carpool Departure: 1:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sat, May 17 2014 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 24 2014 6:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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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: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This trail is named after one of several homesteads which were once located along it. It begins at the front porch of the Visitor Center and crosses some of the most beautiful portions of the park, including part of the shore of Lake Allatoona. It is a 5.5 mile loop, and the surface is compacted soil.

After the hike we can go swimming. For more information, go to

I do not have any pictures, but you can do a Google search and you will see how beautiful it is.

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Insect repellent

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The park is located north of Atlanta, 1.5 miles east of I-75 exit #285. The park office is on the left side of Red Top Mountain Road, a few yards after passing the beginning of Marina Road to your left. 
IMPORTANT: This trailhead IS NOT at 50 Lodge Rd. Do not follow Google Maps or similar web based directions, otherwise you will end up at the wrong place.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):32Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 1:00 pm
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $12.80 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.

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Cost Includes:

The parking fee is $5.00 per car.

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