Springwater Trail - Pardee Hollow and Coates Rd - Sunday Dec 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm EST (42.6104, -77.5077)
We took one week off from hiking, but it is time to get back on track before the December holidays. So come join us on the Springwater Trail in east Springwater, for some good views, good climbs, and good conversations.
All hikers will car pool to entrance (L) and hike the new section of the Springwater Trail through Punky Hollow.
The Naturalists will hike the main trail to point (I) and then switch to the alternate orange trail up over the hill and down to the cars (J) (about 2 miles LKIJ).
The Tourists will hike the main trail across Pardee Hollow (E) and up into the middle of the Sugarbush. At (C) we will switch to the orange trail to come out on Coates Rd, which we will follow down to the cars. ( and then take the orange trail out to Coates Rd and down to the cars. (LKIGFEDCJ) About 3 miles with two climbs.
The Climbers will follow the main blue trail the entire way to the top of Coates Rd (A), then will head down Coates Rd to the entrance back onto the trail to C, back down to Pardee Hollow and then up the road to the cars at J (about 3.5 miles LKIGFEDCBACDE).
After the hikes, you have the option of enjoying good food and fellowship of your fellow hikers, at the Mountain View Inn, in Atlanta.
From Springwater, go north on 15A, right on Wheaton Hill Rd. (CR 16), right on Wetmore Rd, right on Tabors Corners Rd. Go left on Pardee Hollow Rd. On the corner, is the Punky Hollow Farm, where this year’s Fiddlers Fair was held. Continue on PHR, by going right at the T. Park across from Coates Rd. and look for our sign. Try to get there by 1:45.
For the Mountain View Inn, go down Pardee Hollow till it ends at Rowe Rd. (CR 38) and go right to SR 21. Go left on 21, and then, right, into Atlanta.
Additional directions available here.