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Outdoor Adventure Trips

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Outdoors Adventure Trips include a variety of activities each semester that are tailored for all backgrounds and ability levels. Whether you’re new to the outdoors or a seasoned veteran, Outdoor Adventures wants to get you outside and enjoying everything our trips have to offer!

Due to Covid-19, we’ve changed our trips to comply with current safety standards. We hope to return to our normal trip schedule in 2021. Until then, feel free to explore these local Outdoor hotspots! You can DIY your own Adventure with the information provided in these links. Don’t forget to tag csudrw on Instagram, and send us your pics to be entered to win weekly prizes!

Red Top Mountain State Park
Travel Time from Clayton State: 1 hour
Things to see/do: 15 miles of hiking trails, 4 mile biking trail, swimming, fishing, boat rentals, overnight camping.
Trail Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Address: 659 Red Top Mountain Rd SE, Cartersville Ga 30121
Phone Number: 770-975-4226
Website: https://gastateparks.org/RedTopMountain/
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Travel Time from Clayton State: 45 minutes
Things to see/do: 22 miles of maintained walking trails, birdwatching, ranger led programs
Trail Difficulty: Very Easy
Address: Kennesaw Mtn. Battlefield Park; 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr, Marietta, GA 30060
Phone Number: Kennesaw Mountain Ranger Station 770-427-4686
Website: https://www.nps.gov/kemo/planyourvisit/index.htm
East Palisades – Indian Trail Trailhead
Travel Time from Clayton State: 40 minutes
Things to see/do: 3.98 miles of walking/hiking trails
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Address: Indian trail: 1425 Indian Trail NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30327
Phone Number: 678-538-1200
Website: https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/hiking-east-palisades-indian-trail-at-the-chattahoochee-river/
Amicalola Falls State Park
Travel Time from Clayton State: 1 hour 30 minutes
Things to see/do: 18 miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, overnight camping
Trail Difficulty: Moderate - Strenuous
Address: 280 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone Number: 706-265-4703
Website: https://gastateparks.org/AmicalolaFalls/
Sweetwater Creek State Park
Travel Time from Clayton State: 40 minutes
Things to see/do: 15 miles of hiking, boat rentals, fishing, overnight camping.
Trail Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Address: 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Phone Number: 770-732-5871
Website: https://gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek
High Falls State Park
Travel Time from Clayton State: 45 minutes
Things to see/do: 2.5 miles of hiking, waterfalls, fishing, overnight camping
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Address: 76 High Falls Drive, Jackson, GA 3023
Phone Number: 478-993-3053
Website: https://gastateparks.org/HighFalls
Reynolds Nature Preserve
Travel Time from Clayton State: 5 minutes
Trail Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate
Address: 5665 Reynolds Rd. Morrow GA 30260
Phone Number: (770) 477-3766
Website: http://www.claytonparks.com/reynolds-nature-preserve/trail-map/
Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
Travel Time from Clayton State: 30 minutes
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Address: 3350 Klondike Rd. Stonecrest GA 30038
Phone Number: (770) 484-3060
Website: https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/arabia-mountain-mile-rock-trail-loop/
Panola Mountain State Park
Travel Time from Clayton State: 25 minutes
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Address: 2620 Georgia 155 SW, Stockbridge GA, 30281
Phone Number: (770) 389-7801
Website: https://gastateparks.org/PanolaMountain
 


Trip planning services are available at no cost to students. Contact Darrell Fedchak, Outdoor Adventure Coordinator, at darrellfedchak@clayton.edu for assistance or more information.