Cochran Mill, With Optional Swim - Sun, Jun 8 2014

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Cochran Mill, With Optional Swim

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cochran Mill Park and Cochran Mill Nature Center
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 8 2014  10:00 am >> Sun, Jun 8 2014 1:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, May 30 2014 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jun 8 2014 6:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance: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: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will hike some trails in that part of Cochran Mill Park that is east of Cochran Mill Parkway and bounded by Bear Creek and Little Bear Creek. We will then cross a bridge to the north bank of Bear Creek and walk a trail inside the Cochran Mill Nature Center. This area is quite pretty. Ruins of an antebellum bridge can be seen on Little Bear Creek, whereas Bear Creek features a couple of dams and some interesting rock formations. We will stop for a picnic lunch on Bear Creek, about one mile before the end of our hike. Swimming on  a natural pool formed by Bear Creek is available at this point.

Required Items to Bring:

Water. Picnic lunch

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

Bathing suit.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Proceed south on I 85 until Exit 69 (South Fulton Parkway), which is a couple of miles south of the airport exit. Proceed on South Fulton Pkwy approximately 14.7  miles to Cochran Mill Rd. Turn right on Cochran Mill Rd. and proceed about a quarter of a mile. The parking lot will be on your left.

The street address is 6875 Cochran Mill Road, Palmetto, GA 30268.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):20Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:15 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $8.00 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.


-Cell phone reception in this area is often poor.

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Cost Includes:

Share gas expense with carpool driver.

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