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Jones Bridge-OMG Its NOT Friday!!!
|Event Location:||Johns Creek, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Wed, Apr 20 2016 5:30 pm >> Wed, Apr 20 2016 7:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Apr 18 2016 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Apr 20 2016 4:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
This is a moderate pace hike.
ABOUT JONES BRIDGE:
The Jones Bridge unit of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area is a great scenic hike. We will get the river view, hike up some small hills, through an open field and beside a small pond. We may even see a few deer or blue heron if we are lucky, however numerous squirrels are guaranteed.
We will walk along the river towards the pond, and come back through the woods. In general, the trails are flat with some relatively easy uphill climbs, nothing with over a 200 feet elevation gain or loss.
This extra 15 minutes optional portion of hike will take us back in history; i.e. remains of an antiquated vehicular bridge; abandoned in 1922. What we would see now is broken bridge cut into half.
This is a good work-out hike. Total hike time including breaks will be 2 hours.
Here are three links about this trail.
We'll meet in the parking lot at the very end of the entrance road and leave promptly at 5:30 pm.
Dogs are welcome, but in accordance with park rules, they must be on a leash at all times. Dog owners should walk ahead or at the back of the group.
There is a $3 dollar parking fee at Jones Bridge.
Restrooms are available.
***Don't leave any valuables in your vehicles for there have been cases of vandalism.
|How to Get There:|
For your GPS, the address to input is
From GA 400, take exit 7a, and head East 4.1 miles through the intersection of Holcomb Bridge and Nesbitt Ferry Road to the junction of Barnwell Road. Turn left on Barnwell Rd, and travel approx 2 miles to Jones Bridge Branch which will be on the right. Turn in and go a little over 1/2 mile to large parking lot at end of road.
Directions: http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/ jonesbridge.htm
Trail Map: http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/ loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=133874
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