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Labor Day Hike: Sope Creek to Cochran Shoals

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattahoochee National Recreation Area Sope Creek parking lot   Hike: Labor Day Hike: Sope Creek to Cochran Shoals  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Sep 1 2014  9:30 am >> Mon, Sep 1 2014 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Aug 29 2014 7:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Aug 31 2014 10:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Thomas W.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


From the parking lot we will first head NE toward the Paper Mill bridge.  After crossing the bridge we will head SE and go to the Sope Creek Paper Mill Ruins. We will then make our way back to the bridge and stop by the Sope Creek Flour Mill Ruins.  From here we will make our way to Cochran Shoals where we will stop for a short snack break before looping back to the Sope Creek parking lot.

Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking shoes

Hydration (2 liters are recommended)

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Coming from downtown Atlanta drive north on I 75 until Exit 261. Take a right to East Delk Road. After a little over a mile, Delk Rd. dead ends at Terrell Mill. Turn left on Terrell Mill for about one mile, until you reach Paper Mill Rd. Turn right on Paper Mill Rd. and proceed another mile or so. The parking will be on your right.


CRNRA Daily Parking Pass - $3

CRNRA Annual Park Pass - $35


The parking area fills quickly so you may want to plan to arrive early.

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