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Trail At Lake Lanier

The Laurel Ridge Trail is one of the prettiest trails around!  It's 3.8 miles of easy hiking trails and offers great views of a section of the lake as well as the river and Buford Dam. 

It's a loop trail that is mostly flat, and the parking lot is right near the bridge near the dam so it will enable those who want to hike more than the 3.8 mile loop trail to add a couple of more miles. Rating = easy; time for the loop trail = approx 90 minutes. FYI: The park does NOT allow dogs.

There is free parking right there at the Lower Overlook Park.  Meet us in front of the bathrooms at 11:15.  We will leave PROMPTLY at 11:30.

Directions here:

http://www.georgiatrails.com/maps/laurelridge.html

 

Carpool Options - Updated On 10/25/13: The parking lot servicing this trail is small, so I highly recommend that we carpool. For those looking to carpool from the Alpharetta area, please meet at the parking lot of Best Buy on Haynes Bridge Rd and Exit 9 off of 400 at 10:30am (we will leave promptly at 10:35am). I have a white Toyota Sequoia and will meet you in the parking lot on the left hand side of the store. Please send me an eMail by Saturday night to let me know you are coming! BTW, make sure to bring some water and lunch/snacks, as well as a towel and shirt change for the ride home. As always, no pets, but feel free to bring a friend! See you there!

 

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  • Ricardo

    Hope you like the pictures. I have been busy that is why I uploaded a few so far.

    October 29, 2013

    • David A.

      Great shots!

      October 30, 2013

    • Ricardo

      Thanks David. Will be uploading more.

      October 30, 2013

  • Ricardo

    Great day, great people, great hike. Thanks Charlie and everyone who was at this event.

    October 27, 2013

  • Linda I.

    Beautiful day for a hike and getting exercise! Thanks to Charlie for organizing. And kudos to him for picking a day with great weather.

    October 27, 2013

  • sam

    beautiful

    October 27, 2013

  • sam

    thanks for the great hike, great people. hope to see everyone again soon

    October 27, 2013

  • Dan

    Great time today with everyone@

    October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice hike, and great group ...

    October 27, 2013

  • David A.

    Great group.

    October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just found out a friend of mine had a stroke. I am going to see her today instead. I apologize for canceling so late. Have a great hike!

    October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am one of the newest members. This will be my first hike with this group. Looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow! :-)

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there a bunch of people carpooling from Alpharetta? I don't mind carpooling from there, but don't necessarily want to stay for a longer hike.

    October 26, 2013

  • Dan

    Charlie-Count me in for the carpool. Thanks, Dan Vanacore.

    October 26, 2013

  • Ricardo

    What happened? There were 60 yesterday and now it is down to 57. Let's see how many show up tomorrow. Come on, let's do this. BTW, anyone from Woodstock? Carpool?

    October 26, 2013

  • April Berger F.

    This will be my first meetup. Excited to find others to hike with! Being a woman, my family doesn't like for me to go alone. Hoping meetup will be my answer to pursuing my passion.

    October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    im looking forward to it. I have never hiked for like over 35 minutes so is there something in specific I need to bring besides water.

    October 23, 2013

    • Ricardo

      Just you. ;-)

      October 24, 2013

  • Linda I.

    I have a friend that would like to come for this hike. Is there anything I need to do to bring an extra person?

    October 21, 2013

    • Ricardo

      Do not think so.

      October 22, 2013

  • sam

    really need a good hike! can't wait!

    October 21, 2013

  • Dan

    Looking forward to the hike on 10/27!

    October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it. I hope we have good weather.

    October 19, 2013

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