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Outdoors Club

The Heritage Sandy Springs Outdoors Club (HSSOC) officially launched in June 2017. Not only does the HSSOC provide free membership, but also complimentary guide-led hikes in our 16 city parks. These hikes and activities are available to people of all ages and walks of life. We even allow pets! The Outdoors Club meets on Friday evenings (8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) and Saturday mornings (8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.) to explore and appreciate the nature around us. In addition to the regularly-scheduled weekly treks, the club also gathers for social events, day trips to mountain trails, and special holiday hikes.

The HSSOC is an excellent way to visit beautiful parks and trails in the area while meeting other outdoor enthusiasts. The club is FREE and open to the public; all ages and skill levels welcome. All participants MUST complete an online liability waiver.

Join the Heritage Sandy Springs Outdoors Club and start a new adventure today!


We are looking for an avid hiker to lead this group! Are you our leader? You get to create the schedule, but we can help. Fill out this form if you are interested.

All participants in the Heritage Sandy Springs Outdoors Club MUST sign a liability waiver, to be kept on file for a calendar year. Please click here to complete the liablity waiver.

Group Hiking Etiquette Please review this document from the American Hiking Society.

Recommended Supply List

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Athletic Shoes (required)

City Park Rules

  • Report illegal activities to 911.
  • Place all litter in receptacles.
  • All pets must be on a leash in a City park, except in designated areas. Persons with pets must clean up after the pet.
  • No vehicles allowed off paved roads or on closed park roads.
  • No glass containers allowed.
  • No amplified music allowed (except by special permit).
  • No selling of food or other items (except by special permit).
  • No alcoholic beverages (except by special permit).
  • Absolutely no drugs or illegal substances allowed on City property.

Meet our Adventure Guide, Erica Bibbey!

I grew up in the beautiful city Chattanooga, Tennessee in which my family is third generation Tennessee natives.  I have always enjoyed the outdoors as most Tennesseans do, especially hiking, paddling on lakes and rivers, rock climbing and most outdoor adventures.  After earning one of my first higher education degrees, I decided it was time to move to a faster paced area and Atlanta seemed to be a wise choice. However, being from a much smaller area I felt that downtown or midtown would be a bit overwhelming.

Luckily, I found this wonderful city called Sandy Springs. This place has been my home for 13 years now. It is filled with outdoor adventure including parks, lakes, rivers, and great people. With this in mind, I enjoy being one of the Heritage Sandy Springs Outdoor Club (SSOCs) guides, because I want to encourage others to share in our wonderful community and outdoor adventures with a great group of people. I look forward to meeting our Sandy Springs Outdoor Adventurers as well as newcomers to the community and outdoor adventures.

Interested in becoming an Adventure Guide? Click here to sign up!