Once Around with optional Up and Down: Cherokee Trail at Stone Mountain
|Event Location:||Stone Mountain Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jan 24 2015 1:00 pm >> Sat, Jan 24 2015 4:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Jan 21 2015 1:30 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Jan 24 2015 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Chris L|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||18|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
The plan is to set an easy pace as we hike the 5.5 mile Cherokee Trail which circles the mountain. Along the way, we see "Christmas Fireplace", an assortment of lakes, a gristmill, an historic covered bridge, and great views of the mountain. Although most of the hike is along wooded trails, we do walk over several patches of exposed granite which can be fun and dangerous at the same time. Please make sure you wear appropriate footwear with good traction so that you can tackle the (sometimes) slick granite. The easy pace is designed to keep the group together and allow for plenty of photo ops so bring your camera. At the end of the Cherokee loop, there will be an option to climb the mountain.
|How to Get There:|
DIRECTIONS: To the main entrance- From I-285 take U.S. Hwy 78 East (Snellville/Athens) exit. Travel about 7 miles and take Exit 8, the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance. After entering the main entrance, proceed straight ahead. The road will fork at about 1 mile – stay to the right. Continue to follow the road for another mile to the Confederate Hall parking lot which will be on your left. We’ll meet in front of the Whistle Stop Station restroom area, which is just beyond the parking lot.
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