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Gold Branch - Fast Paced After Work Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattahoochee NRA - Gold Branch Unit   Hike: Gold Branch - Fast Paced After Work Hike  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Mar 16 2017  5:45 pm >> Thu, Mar 16 2017 7:45 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Mar 8 2017 2:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 16 2017 4:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


The Gold Branch area of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area offers several miles of trails that border the river and Bull Sluice Lake, which was created by the construction of Morgan Falls Dam in 1904.

We will hike along the shore of the lake and then into the woods above to cover at least 6 miles. We will be hiking at a fast pace.

Please remember to bring $3 cash for the National Park Service parking fee, unless you have a Chattahoochee NRA annual pass.

If you bring your dog, it should be able to keep up with the group and interact well with other dogs and people. The Chattahoochee NRA requires that owners keep their dogs on a leash and clean up after their pets on the trails.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Shoes and Water

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

- From the Northridge exit (#6) on GA 400, 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 Road 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

Coordinates: 33° 59' 6.14" N, 84° 23' 13.22" W

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