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After-Work Fitness Workout at Gold Branch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gold Branch - Roswell, GA   Hike: After-Work Fitness Workout at Gold Branch   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Sep 7 2016  6:00 pm >> Wed, Sep 7 2016 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Aug 23 2016 10:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 7 2016 5:45 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Eric P
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please come join me at Gold Branch for a great fitness workout! I love the trails here - lots of ups and downs to work those legs. And as if that's not enough to challenge you, some sections are narrow and have lots of roots to negotiate! 

We'll hike along the water's edge were it's really beautiful. We often see blue herons as well as great white egrets and the occasional deer. However, the coolest thing was when we saw 2 river otters playing in the water!

The hike will include the outer loop trails as well as a few of the inner trails with a couple of great hills which are sure to get your heart pumping.

Please bring plenty of water! I recommend using a camelback type water bladder if you have one so you have constant access to your water. No water, no hike.

Please arrive 10 minutes early for introductions. Also, you have until 5:45 pm on the day of the hike to remove yourself if something comes up. After that time, please text me or call to cancel.

Just a reminder - there are no restrooms here! And don't forget your parking pass or $3 for parking.

This is not a beginner hike, it is a fitness hike. We hike at a fast pace with only a few short breaks for water.  You should have previous D2 Fast hike or D3 hike experience to do this hike. If I feel you don't have the requirements to do this hike, I may remove you from the roster for your own safety and in fairness to the rest of the group.

NOTE: If you are new to the AOC, please include a message with your registration telling

me about your hiking experience/level of fitness. If I don't hear from you, I will move

you to the wait list until I hear from you.

Please understand all trip leaders are volunteers and most of us have full time jobs. We may not have time to call new members to discuss their fitness for a particular hike. It really helps us to run a successful hike if new members let us know what fitness activities they do so we can determine if the hike is a good fit for them.



Required Items to Bring:

WATER - MANDATORY - a camelback rather than a water bottle is recommended so you have constant access to water

Parking pass or $3 for parking fee

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Hiking poles - I always use them here because of the roots and rocks!
  • Bug Spray
  • Camelback instead of water bottle

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
  • Take GA 400 north from Atlanta to Exit 6 onto Northridge Road.
  • Travel 0.4 miles to GA 9 / Roswell Road and turn right at the light.
  • Follow Roswell Road for 1.8 miles.
  • Just after the long Chattahoochee River Bridge, turn left on Azalea Dr.
  • Travel 1.8 miles to Wileo Road and turn left.
  • In 1.3 miles Wileo makes a sharp left and becomes Lower Roswell Road.
  • Continue 0.7 mile and turn left at the brown Gold Branch sign.
  • Stay on the main road until it ends at the parking lot

NOTE: The entrance is across from Ashforde Subdivision on Lower Roswell Rd.

Link trail map: rvisit/upload/TrailMapGoldBranch. pdf


There are no restrooms at this location.

There is a $3 parking fee if you do not have a CRNRA Annual Park Pass.

Use this link for info on purchasing an annual pass: http:/ / eesandreservations.htm


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.