What we're about

Do you like to get out and hike and want to make friends? Do you want to do so without having to wake up at the crack of dawn, having to worry about how fast the group is going to walk, or if you will be able to handle the miles? You have found the right group!

We are a group of friendly hikers age 35-60ish who like to get out on the local trails and on some weekends plan hikes that are further away. On occasion, we might do something other than hiking, such as kayaking, or a social event together.

We will have local hikes in the evenings after work, and on weekends starting no earlier than 9 am, often 10 or 11 am. We will occasionally plan hikes further out on the weekends that might require you to get up earlier to make the drive out to wherever we are going.

We hike at a speed that everyone in the group can keep up with. However, you will need to be able to maintain an average pace of 2 MPH so that we can finish the trails in the allotted timeframe for the event. If you tend to hike at a faster pace than that, you need to be willing to slow it down for the group if we have someone going a bit slower. We will also pause every now and then to snap photos, grab some water, or just enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome to come on the trails that allow them. You must pick up after your dog, and carry it out off the trail.

We will post the difficulty and miles of each hike we do. We will ask everyone to read the description and make sure they will be able to do the hike without difficulty. If you are not sure, please reach out to us before signing up.

If you sign up for a hike, but then are unable to make it, or are running late, we ask that you change your RSVP, or contact the guide so we know you are not coming and the group is not waiting on you. Otherwise as a courtesy to everyone else; More than 2 'No shows' and you will be moved to waitlist on full events. Thanks for understanding.

Upcoming events (2)

Off Trail Painting & social fun to meet our members at Painting with a Twist

Join me for some painting and getting to know our members off the trail. This is 2 hour class for $35.00 and you will need to RSVP here so we know to expect you and go to website https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/atlanta-sandy-springs/event/1878986/ to reserve your space with credit card and please ask to be seated with North Atlanta Outdoor Group in the special Requests. This is 18 yo and over class so you can bring your own adult beverage to drink, non-alcoholic drinks, and/or snacks that you enjoy. You do not need to be an artist for this; its great fun with great instructors and no pressure. This is an open to public class to , so its important you please reserve your spots on Painting with a Twist's website with your credit card ASAP if you are interested, as space is limited. Hope to see you there. $35.00 https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/atlanta-sandy-springs/event/1878986/

Island Ford at the Chattahoochee River South Trail Hike

Island Ford-Chattahoochee River headquarters

Island Ford at the Chattahoochee River South Trail approx. [masked] miles out and back loop - Rated Moderate with some hills. Well behaved Leashed dogs are allowed on the trails too. Please be prepared to stick with the group and keep an easy average pace of 2 mph. Recommend waterproof shoes in case its muddy near the river as we have had a lot flooding lately. Also depending on the temps and anyone's interest; we can add another 2-2.5 miles on the North Trail. We will meet at the Trailhead Map sign at first parking lot on the left when you enter the park. Bring plenty of water (at least 2 liters), comfortable waterproof hiking shoes, and snacks if wanted. Parking is $5 unless you have annual CRNRA pass. 1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350 Only cancelled for stormy weather. https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/riverside-hiking-trails-island-ford-at-the-chattahoochee-river/ https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/island-ford-trail Participate at your own risk. The North Atlanta Outdoor Area Outdoor Meetup and Facebook group assumes no liability associated with events and the members, including: injuries, parking fees, event fees, food, drinks, medical bills, loss of property, theft, parking mishaps, towing fees and/or any other negative thing that might happen. We create events to help friends enjoy the outdoors. By RSVPing and attending our events, you waive all rights to make any legal claim against Meetup and this group's organizers. You are responsible for yourself and your own safety!

Past events (23)

Providence Canyon Hike 5-7 miles + Dinner (Full Day event)

Perimeter Mall - Parking Lot

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