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Weekday Mid-Day Moderate Hike Red Top Mountain Homestead Trail
Please note: this is a 5.5 mile hike with some hill climbing, in a little over 2 hours. It is NOT an Easy, Flat, or Beginner hike. If you are new to this hike, please read all of the information below regarding the distance, pacing, locations, and policies for this hike. Larry's phone number is[masked] This week's location and restaurant: Red Top Mountain's Homestead trail is one of our most popular hikes and venues. Trail is 5.5 miles with some hill climbing, and we also get some nice view of Lake Allatoona. Dogs are allowed on this trail if leashed. There is a restroom at the parking lot. There is a $5 parking fee if you do not already have an annual state parks pass. Restaurant will be our usual favorite, Swheat Market in Cartersville: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Swheat+Market/@34.1652045,-84.7973601,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88f54f12a0cd9a99:0x8877dcea91d85d82!8m2!3d34.1652001!4d-84.7951714?hl=en Prompt Departure Policy: Out of respect for the majority of people who arrive on time, we will leave promptly at the designated time, allowing 1-2 minutes of "grace period". If you arrive late, please text or call me at[masked] and I will let you know where we are on the trail so you can catch up to the group. Are you available to hike at 11AM on Wednesdays (also occasionally on Monday or Friday)? Looking to explore some of the nice hiking locations within a 30-45 minute drive of Atlanta? Looking for a moderate-paced hike of about 5 miles with friendly welcoming people? Like to optionally go out for lunch afterward? Then this is the hike for you ! What: A moderate-pace hike of about 4.5 - 5.0 miles, in about 2 hours. See below for additional detail on planned pace and degree of difficulty. When: Every Wednesday at 11AM. Where: We rotate around to 12-14 locations within 30-45 minutes of Atlanta. See below for a list of our usual venues. Who: We generally have at least 15-20 people on each hike, though we've had as many as 30+. We are a friendly group and do our best to make newcomers feel welcome. Dogs are welcome everywhere we hike except Sawnee Preserve, but are required to be on a leash at all times. Intended Difficulty/Fitness-level: The locations and trails chosen for this hike, as well as the hiking pace, are of moderate difficulty. Each hike will be approximately 5 miles, and we will hike that distance in about 2 hours. We will avoid trails that have very steep climbs, but there can be elevation changes. We will pause briefly a few times for water breaks or to catch our breath. So this is a moderate hike all around, of about 2.5mph pace. Put another way, this should not be considered a beginner, easy, or leisurely hike. But this is also not intended to be a hard-core "workout" hike - if you prefer to hike very fast (e.g. 3mph or faster pace) our experience is that you will be frustrated with the pacing of this hike. Lunch afterward: While not required or expected, please join us for lunch afterward at a local restaurant. Restaurants chosen will be of moderate price level (e.g Taco Mac, Taqueria Tsunami, barbecue joints, etc.).

659 Red Top Mountain Rd SE

659 Red Top Mountain Rd SE · Cartersville, Ge

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