Hickory Creek blowdown clearing (day hike)

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Hickory Creek trailhead

W Cow Pen Rd · Cisco, GA

How to find us

We will meet at the southern Hickory Creek trailhead at 9 am.

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Details

Need to work off a few pounds from those hot dogs, burgers, and chips over the Fourth of July? Try the CliffsNotes edition and come on this day hike to help clear blowdowns. On Saturday, July 20th, we will meet at the Hickory Creek trailhead at 9:00 a.m. and work on the HCT from the trailhead down to the river. The FS will provide hand saws and two crosscut saws; however, additional saws and certified sawyers are needed. Email Robert at [masked] if you have any questions or want to car pool/caravan.

What to bring:
Most importantly is a good attitude and a willingness to learn! Bring shoes appropriate for shallow creek/river crossings. Bring work gloves, a hard hat (if you have one), enough food and water, and a backpack to carry your supplies/food. Sturdy boots and appropriate clothing layers are required for the task at hand (long pants are required). Tools and safety gear such as hard hats and protective eyewear will be provided.

Directions:
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From Atlanta:

Take I-75 N to Exit #293 (Hwy 411, Chatsworth/White)

Go north on Hwy 411 through Chatsworth

From the Hardee's in Chatsworth continue on Hwy 411 north about 5.9 miles

Just past where the 4-lane turns into a 2-lane, turn right on Grassy St

Cross the railroad tracks and turn right at the T-intersection

Go about 200 feet and turn left onto Mill Creek Rd/FS 630 (sign for Lake Conasauga)

Go about 9 miles on Mill Creek Rd/FS 630 to the intersection with FS 17

Go straight across the intersection, following the Hickory Creek Trail sign

Continue 0.2 miles to the end of the road, which is the trailhead
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From Chattanooga:

Take I-75 S to Exit 341 (GA 201, Tunnel Hill/Varnell)

Turn left onto GA 201 N and go 4.7 miles to the intersection with GA 2 (just past the Dollar General)

Go 12.2 miles until the intersection with GA 225 (at a stop sign)

Go straight across GA 225 onto Halls Chapel Rd

Go 4.1 miles on Halls Chapel Rd until the T-intersection with Hwy 411

Turn right and go south 2.2 miles on Hwy 411, then turn left on Grassy St

Cross the railroad tracks and turn right at the T-intersection

Go about 200 feet and turn left onto Mill Creek Rd/FS 630 (sign for Lake Conasauga)

Go about 9 miles on Mill Creek Rd/FS 630 to the intersection with FS 17

Go straight across the intersection, following the Hickory Creek Trail sign

Continue 0.2 miles to the end of the road, which is the trailhead
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