Welcome to Pack 564’s Monthly Hiking Challenge!
We are excited to offer our new Monthly Hiking Challenge. Each month we will recommend one or more trails that you may hike with your family or a small group. These hikes will count as miles towards Pack 564’s Hiking Club.
In order to earn credit towards the hiking club, Scouts will need to complete at least one monthly hike and then submit the form below. Make sure you pack your Six Essentials, observe nature, and take photos.
April 2023 Hike
April’s Hiking Challenge will take place at Harbins Park, Sunday, April 30th at 2pm.
The hike will utilize several of the trails at Harbins Park. The hike will be approximately 2 miles in length and will wind through the pine and hardwood forest in the park. Our rally point will be next to the restrooms by the main parking lot. For those who have not been there, Harbins Park has several miles of hiking, mountain bike, and equestrian trails. Be sure to step off of the path for passing bicycles and/or horse traffic. If you enjoy bike riding, don’t forget to bring your bike and explore the lengthy paved and/or mountain bike trails after the hike. There is attached a map of our route and a link to a Google Maps pin for the rally location below:https://goo.gl/maps/JUqu12otT21LarWg6
Cub Scout Six Essential For Hiking
- First Aid Kit
- Water Bottle
- Trail Food
- Sun Protection
Learn more about the Cub Scout Six Essentials for Hiking.
Submit This Form After You Complete Your Hike
Stone Mountain Songbird Trail
Stone Mountain Park’s Songbird Habitat sits on the site of the former 1996 Summer Olympic Games venue for Archery and Cycling. The Woodland Trail and Meadow Trails each take you on a one-mile journey into the home for beautiful birds such as the Eastern Bluebird, White-Breasted Nuthatch, and Northern Cardinal. The Songbird Habitat is located on the backside of the mountain off of Stonewall Jackson Drive.
In order to maintain the beauty of the Songbird Habitat & Trail, please no dogs allowed.
Click here to view the Songbird Habitat & Trail Map.
Arabia Mountain Heritage Area and Panola. Outcrop Trail which is a 3/4 mile loop, plus the Watershed Trail which is 1.25 miles. All together is just over 2 miles, beginning and ending near a restroom.
PDF Trail Map: https://arabiaalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/Panola-Mt-State-Park-Map.pdf
Laurel Ridge Trail
The trail is called “Laurel Ridge”. The whole trail is 4.2 miles but walk as long as you like on the trail. The trail is a loop and will bring you back to the parking area.
More information about the Laurel Ridge Trail on AllTrails.com
Directions: Search for “Lower Overlook Rd” in Buford, GA on your mobile device or you can try this link for directions on Google Maps.
Stone Mountain Walk Up Trail
Click here for the Hiking Map at Stone Mountain Park.