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Saturday Morning: Letís find the GOLD at Gold Branch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gold Branch -Chattahoochee National Recreation Area   Hike: Saturday Morning: Letís find the GOLD at Gold Branch  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 21 2016  9:30 am >> Sat, May 21 2016 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Thu, May 19 2016 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 21 2016 9:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will start off finding the GOLD by hiking some of the perimeter trails to Bull Sluice Lake. There are some rocky ridge trails that we will go on, so be prepared and make sure you wear good hiking boots. 

We will also be going up a few steep hills that are in the center of the park so realize this is not a beginner’s hike. We will maintain a moderate pace throughout with a few water breaks to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the park.

Definition of a D2 hike: Gentle to Moderate elevation gain of 400 to 1000 feet, moderate pace and generally 4 to 6 miles.  

If you do not have an annual CRNRA parking pass, you will need to purchase a $3 dollar daily pass at the pay station in the parking lot.

We will start PROMPTLY at 9:30 am so arrive 10 - 15 minutes early to get ready and meet everyone. 

Two dogs will be permitted but they must be on their leash at all times and be able to handle the rocky trails around the pond. Please sign up your dog when you register for the hike. 

There are no restrooms at this location.

Remove all valuables from your car and trunk since there have been incidents of vandalism in the past. 



Required Items to Bring:


Good hiking shoes

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Approximate Address - 6156 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068  


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