The Southern Conservation Trust is excited to host its third Trails for Troops program this year, a 5-mile night hike at The Ridge Nature Area, Veteran’s Day weekend. Participants will have the opportunity to view after-dark wildlife at The Ridge. Flashlights or headlamps are recommended.

Date: November 10, 2023

Parking: 5:30 p.m.

Start Time: 06:00 p.m.

On November 10, 2023, Community Members, Veterans, and first responders are invited to join us as we return with a 5-mile night hike on Veteran’s Day weekend. The hike will be at The Ridge Nature Area at 390 Burch Road, Fayetteville, GA 30215.

Trails for Troops is a veteran-designed program for Vets and first responders to reap the benefits of being outdoors in a camaraderie group setting. Group-based recreational experiences and spending time in healthy natural environments significantly positively impact veterans, especially those with disabilities such as PTSD.

The 5-mile night hike is one of the many recreational activities Trails for Troops will host; others include trail runs, rucksacks, and boot-camp-style workouts. The event on November 10 will be civilian-friendly. Participants are invited and also welcome to ruck the event. 

This event is Free to participate in, so register today! Following the hike, participants will receive a Trails for Troops patch. Flashlights or headlamps are recommended.

Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsor! 

In Partnership with The Eden Project and Ruck 770.

A big thanks to our event sponsors: The Rotary Club of Peachtree City, Coweta-Fayette EMC, and the Cryoplace, Golf Rider, and our event partners, The Eden Project, City of Fayetteville, and Ruck 770.

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Event Details: Caroline Creel
Sponsors: Tori Betsill
Marketing & Press: Ashley Reeves