Hickory Creek cross-cut workday, part II

Cohutta Wilderness Trail Volunteers
Cohutta Wilderness Trail Volunteers
Public group

Hickory Creek Trail (Conasauga River)

160 Grassy St · Crandall, GA

How to find us

We will meet at the Hickory Creek trailhead at 9 am. Map pin has been updated since last time.

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Details

Join the CDTV on the Hickory Creek Trail, as we continue our efforts to clear this trail of trees from end to end. We will again start from the Mill Creek Road Trailhead, and head down to where we left off at the creek crossing just before the river. From that point, we will continue to work to clear limbs and use cross-cut saws for tree falls across the trail. We will meet at 9:00 am at the Mill Creek Road Trailhead. Plan on around 7 to 8 miles round trip, hiking, on a moderate terrain. If you have a hand saw, please bring that with you.

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CARPOOL AVAILABLE: EMAIL ROBERT AT [masked] IF YOU WANT TO CARPOOL/CARAVAN OR HAVE QUESTIONS.
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What to Bring:

BE PREPARED TO CROSS THE CREEK DOWN BY THE RIVER AND THE CONASAUGA RIVER – THIS WILL REQUIRE A WET-FOOTED CROSSING, SO BRING APPROPRIATE SHOES FOR CROSSING AND A TOWEL TO DRY YOUR FEET.

Most important is a good attitude and a willingness to learn! Bring work gloves, a hard hat (if you have one), enough food and water for the day, 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. If you plan to stay for the food and fellowship after the work is complete, please bring a dish to share and place settings for yourself and your party members.

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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