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Get back to the Roots at Gold Branch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gold Branch - Roswell, GA   Hike:  Get back to the Roots at Gold Branch  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jul 17 2017  6:15 pm >> Mon, Jul 17 2017 8:15 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jul 13 2017 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jul 17 2017 2:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Deb R
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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: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join me for a great 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! 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.

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 deer. However, the coolest thing was when we saw 2 river otters playing in the water!

Due to the roots and rocks on these trails, I do recommend hiking poles for, but they aren't mandatory.

Note:  This is a Fast Hike and not suitable for beginners due to our pace.

If you are new to the AOC, please include a short message with your registration telling me about your hiking experience/level of fitness. I need to make sure everyone on the hike is capable of keeping up with the group. This is for your own safety and in fairness to everyone in the group.  If I don't hear from you, I may have to move you to the wait list until you message me. THANKS!

Please arrive 10 minutes early for introductions. Also, you have until 3:00 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.



Required Items to Bring:
  • 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!

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.