Three Mile Meander at Sweetwater - Sat, Jan 10 2015

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Three Mile Meander at Sweetwater

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park   Hike: Three Mile Meander at Sweetwater  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 10 2015  10:00 am >> Sat, Jan 10 2015 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 5 2015 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 9 2015 11:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:3 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Nancy L
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will be hiking about 3 miles on the Yellow trail at a steady but not fast pace. This trail is not flat so be ready to hike a couple of hills. We will take the hills at a slower pace so the group can stay together. It's a good event for those new to hiking or just getting back into it. 

Sweetwater State Conservation Park is one of the treasures to be found near metro Atlanta. This park offers beauty and wildlife viewing for visitors all year long in addition to some Civil War history. The park sets atop the Brevard Fault which makes the terrain steeper than the surrounding areas. The creek itself offers many scenic spots as it tumbles over the shoals and the natural dam nearby.

Note: there is a $5 per vehicle parking fee. No carpool for this event.

Dogs on a six foot leash are welcome to come along with their well-behaved owners.

Website for Park:

Required Items to Bring:

water, snack, hiking shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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camera, rain gear

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-20 west to exit 44 (Thornton Road). Make a left on Thornton Road (South) and then a right onto Blairs Bridge Road. Travel 2.1 miles to Mount Vernon Road and make a left. Drive about one mile to the park entrance and make a left on Factory Shoals Road. Drive about half a mile to the parking lot near the visitor's center.

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