Get Outdoors

Get Outdoors - Outings
Sierra Club Outings provides a variety of opportunities for people to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Venture out through our Chapter Outings to explore the world, take a day hike closer to home, or volunteer. Come join us on Hiking Trails, Kayaking, Camping and other outdoor activities as we explore, enjoy and protect Georgia’s natural wonders. We have local Groups in the Atlanta, Savannah, Augusta, LaGrange, Cobb and Gwinnett areas, so we’re always hiking in the mountains, trekking the Appalachian Trail, enjoying the coast or exploring another of our unique environments!
If you have questions, please contact our Outings Chair, Sammy Padgett.

Atlanta Inspiring Connections Outdoors

Atlanta ICO
The Sierra Club's Inspiring Connections Outdoors Program provides safe and fun wilderness trips for people with limited access to the outdoors. Volunteer leaders collaborate with community partners to get outdoors with people -- especially youth -- who may not have access on their own to safely discover the wonders of the natural world. Established in 1988, Atlanta ICO seeks to serve youth in the greater Atlanta area by partnering with youth groups located in Atlanta and nearby cities.  It is our goal to help these young people discover the beauty of wild places, to foster an appreciation for nature, and to help them acquire the necessary skills to enjoy these places safely. Through active involvement with nature, the program increases participant's environmental awareness, interpersonal skills and self-esteem.

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Are you interested in becoming an Outings Leader?

Blood Mountain Hike, January 2015 - Outing led by Lee Graham

Sierra Club Outings Leader Training in Cobb County
Saturday Apr 25 @ 9am - 3pm
REI - Kennesaw
740 Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw, GA (map)

Upcoming Outings

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Date Event More Information
Sat, 05/30/2015 Morning Hike at Sawnee Mountain Preserve in Cumming
9:00 AM

Sun, 06/07/2015 Ride the Silver Comet!!!
9:45 AM to 2:00 PM

4342 Floyd Road Southwest, Mableton, GA 30126, USA
Sun, 06/07/2015 Fat Tire Bike Ride
10:30 AM

Sat, 06/13/2015 Mistletoe State Park Hike
9:00 AM

Sat, 06/13/2015 High and Cool - 3 mountains over 5200 feet - Siler Bald, WineSpring Mtn, Wayah Bald
9:30 AM

Wayah Gap, Nantahala, NC 28734, USA

2014 John Muir Outing Series: Origins Hike, Chattahoochee National Recreation Area (CRNA) East Palisades Unit

Moonlight Canal Canoeing

Gold Branch Unit Chattahoochee National Recreation Area (CRNA)

Lock to Lock bike ride

Sunset Hike at Arabia Mountain

Exploration of proposed Helton Creek wilderness area

'Come See Clayton' Tour

Bike Ride on the Silver Comet Trail

Oconee State Park hike

Canal Bike Ride

Cohutta Wilderness Hike

Wayah and Siler Bald Figure 8 Loop - 3 peaks over 5,200 feet

Chattahoochee River Float Trip

Stone Mountain Park Songbird Habitat

Car camping at Mistletoe State Park

Panther Creek Falls Hike and Swim

Ride the Silver Comet!!!

Horn Creek Trail Hike

Fort Yargo Day Hike

Chattahoochee River Float Trip

Kayak down the Augusta Canal

Fun at Steed's Dairy Farm

Bird-watching Walk Cochran Shoal Chatt Nat Rec Area

Pre Sierra Club & Beer bike ride

Pre Sierra Club & Beer Hike

Explore Phinizy Swamp

Blood Mountain from Lake Winfield Scott

AT: Hightower Gap to Three Forks

Congaree National Park Hike

Ride the Silver Comet

Atlanta Beltline Bus Tour

Cheaha Wilderness Hike

Hike Sammy's backyard

Tent Camping and Day Hikes

AT: Hog Pen Gap to Low Gap Shelter Backpack

Mistletoe State Park Hike

Cooper Creek Photo Outing

CANCELLED Pre-Gobble Gobble Hike

*Post-* Gobble Gobble Hike

Silver Comet Trail Bike Ride

Augusta Canal Bike Ride

Hike East Palisades Unit Chattahoochee National Recreation Area

Boxing Day at East Palisades/Chattahooche National Recreation Area (Indian Trail)

Full Moon Rise Hike

Turkey Creek trail

Augusta Canal Bike Ride


Kennesaw Mountain and Camp Brumby Loop

Ride the Silver Comet!!!

A Winter Hike - Vogel State Park to Blood Mtn

Winter Hike

Orchids and the Zoo

Beltline Bike Ride - Beginner Friendly - Amazing Race Style

Valentines Day Bike & Hike

Hike & Bike Callaway Gardens -- Free for Founders' Day

Horn Creek Trail Hike

Coosa Backcountry Trail

Hike, Yoga & Dinner

Hike at South Fork Peachtree Trail

Ride the Silver Comet!!!

Day Hike - Homestead Trail at Red Top Mountain State Park

AT: Hog Pen Gap to Low Gap Shelter Backpack

Trail maintenance - Broad River Trail

Bike the Chattahoochee Riverwalk Trail

Kayak/Canoe down Augusta Canal

Appalachian Trail Intro - Lake Winfield Scott to Blood Mtn


Heggie's Rock Tour

Wednesday walk in the park

Congaree National Forest - Camp, Canoe & Hike

2015 John Muir Outing: Easter Egg Hunt on the Beltline

Wednesday walk in the park

2015 John Muir Outing: Hike Up Ocmulgee Monument Expansion

Petersburg Boat Tour

Wednesday walk in the park

Car Camping and Kayaking at Skidaway Island State Park

Arkaquah Trail - Track Rock Gap to Brasstown Bald

2015 John Muir Outing: Explore Cooper's Creek

Wednesday walk in the park

Sierra Club Outings Leader Training 101 (Cobb County)

Paddle N Edisto River

2015 John Muir Outing: Bonaventure Excursion

Ride the Silver Comet!!!

Wednesday walk in the park

Beech Creek Trail to High Falls and Big Scaly Mtn

Mistletow State Park Hike

Flint River Float

Serenbe Tour

Yellow River Paddle

Red Top Mountain Day Hike

Morning Hike at Sawnee Mountain Preserve in Cumming

Fat Tire Bike Ride

Ride the Silver Comet!!!

High and Cool - 3 mountains over 5200 feet - Siler Bald, WineSpring Mtn, Wayah Bald

Mistletoe State Park Hike