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Join our group of more than 5,000 cool people for selected hikes in the Atlanta area. Most hikes include some local history and some scenic highlights such as old bridges, hidden trails, and the like. We clearly label each hike with skill level, anticipated time of completion, pace, and directions.

FYIs:

. Hikes typically are scheduled on Sundays to start at 11am
. Please read the full event description, especially meeting place directions, as some of the trailheads do not show properly on some devices
. On hike days when it is raining, we will announce any cancellations two hours prior to the event by posting "Canceled Rain" in the event title
. We typically do not permit dogs (some parks prohibit them, some terrain is too harsh), but we encourage attendance from any children who can keep the posted pace (but often it is us old fogies trying to keep up!)

I look forward to seeing you on the trails!

Charlie

Upcoming events (5)

Sweetwater

Sope Creek

Distance = Seven to eight miles Time: Budget 2 1/2 to 3 hours Skill Rating = Only one big hill, otherwise easy Pace = Fast: 3 to 3½ miles per hour Special Equipment = None needed Other Stuff = No dogs. Kids that can keep the posted pace are encouraged to attend. And as always, please make sure to bring some food, water, and snacks. Directions/Meeting Spot: Factory Shoals Rd, Lithia Springs, GA[masked]https://maps.app.goo.gl/MgYc51yhzpNxc9bbA More park info here. https://gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek

Arabia Mountain III

Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve

About The Trail: Arabia Mountain has several trails systems in the area, including a 20+ mile hiking and biking system that runs from Stone Crest Mall all the way to a 70-year old monastery! As usual with most of my hikes, we offer a secret section or two that makes your hike more than just a hike. This hike includes a hidden lake and...well, you'll just have to come to find out. Notes: Distance = Seven to eight miles Time: Budget 2 1/2 to 3 hours Skill Rating = Very easy Pace = Fast: 3 to 3½ miles per hour Special Equipment = None needed Other Stuff = No dogs. Kids that can keep the posted pace are encouraged to attend. And as always, please make sure to bring some food, water, and snacks. Directions/Meeting Spot: . From 285, take I20 east for two exits . Take exit 74 . Turn right onto Evans Mill Road. Drive for about five minutes until the road dead-ends. You will literally be at the trail head. Note: PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ABOVE AS MOST CELLPHONE SEARCHES FOR ARABIA MOUNTAIN WILL TAKE YOU TO THE VISITOR CENTER ON KLONDIKE ROAD, which is miles away from where we start our hike! See you on the trail! Charlie

Settles Bridge Park Trail System

CRNRA Settles Bridge

About The Trail: This area contains a bunch of trails along the Chattahoochie River, and connect both Settles Bridge Park (includes paved and dirt hiking trails, skate park, and dog park) with Settles Bridge National Park (all dirt trails). As with many of the trails we hike, there are one or two surprise finds along the way, including the remnants of an old bridge, some semi-secret trails we found last time out, plus some great views of the Hooch! About The Hike: Distance = ~8 miles Time = Budget ~3 hours Skill Rating = Easy (not much elevation, but we'll do a quick pace) Pace = 2 ½ to 3 miles per hour Special Equipment = Hiking shoes (there is one small creek crossing that was only ankle high when I was there last, so waterproof hiking boots or the equivalent are suggested), hiking poles (optional) Food: As usual, we'll do a five-minute stop to grab something to eat, so please bring water and lunch/snacks Kids/Pets = No pets please, but children that can keep the posted pace are encouraged to attend Meeting Point/Directions: Please meet in Settles Bridge Park in front of the bathrooms. From the intersection of Peachtree Industrial (141) and Sugarloaf Parkway, head north for ~ three lights. Take a left onto Suwanee Damn Road, go ~ three lights, then make a left onto Johnson. The park is about 1/4 mile up on the right. Note: parking is free. RSVPs: If you sign up, but something changes, please update your RSVP so we know who will be attending. See you on the trail! Charlie

Harbins Park

Harbins Park

About The Trail: My favorite trail system outside the Perimeter, Harbins is a wonderful hiking and mountain bike riding area with three different trail systems (one each for hikers, bikers, and horses) that all last for seven or more miles. This allows us to do a number of loops and combos for a different hike each time! Meeting Times/Directions: Please meet by noon in front of the rest rooms on the right side of the parking lot. To get there: From I85 North, either a) take Sugar Loaf Parkway east for about 15 minutes, then turn right at New Hope Road, or b) take 316 East for about 15 minutes, then turn right at Sugar Loaf Parkway and then left at New Hope Road (this will actually be the second SugarLoaf Parkway exit on 316; the first appears after two or three minutes). Either way, drive for about 5 minutes, then turn left onto Luke Edwards Road. The park is on your right about a half mile down the road. FYI: Harbins is only ~40 minutes from North Point Mall in Alpharetta, so don't let the address dissuade you from attending! See you on the trail! Charlie

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East Palisades

Whitewater Creek Entrance, East Palisades Unit - Chattahoochee

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