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Gold Branch - Spoke Hike
|Event Location:||Marietta, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Sep 15 2017 9:30 am >> Fri, Sep 15 2017 11:30 am|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Sep 11 2017 5:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Sep 15 2017 8:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Holt Ward|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||14|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Let's hike Gold Branch in East Cobb. Gold Branch has lots of different trails which offer climbs, decents and some level trails. We will likely see many ducks and other birds (and maybe a turtle or two) as we approach the river. We should also get a glimpse of Morgan Falls Dam across the river in the distance.
For those who have hiked Gold Branch, you are familiar with the rocks and roots that can make some of the trails challenging, expecially where the trail runs close to the Chattahoochee. If you typically use hiking poles, this may be a good hike to bring them on to help negotiate some of the the roots and rocks.
For this hike, we will hike more of the "spokes" that connect the trailhead to the river rather than just hiking the perimeter. The tradeoff is a bit more elevation gain (about 650 feet) as we criss cross the ridge line multiple times.
As this is a CRNRA unit, there is a $3 parking fee unless you have an annual pass. If paying in cash, please bring correct change. There are no bathroom facilities at this unit so plan accordingly. Please plan a few minutes early to allow us to cover introductions and depart on time.
|How to Get There:|
Gold Branch is located on Lower Roswell Road between Johnson Ferry Road and Willeo Road. If you are coming from Johnson Ferry Road, its about 2 miles from Johnson Ferry on the right. If coming from Roswell Road (via Willeo Road) its also about 2 miles on the left. There is a large Brown Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area sign on Lower Roswell and the parking lot is at the bottom of the hill.
GPS Coordinates for Gold Branch are (33.984480, -84.385302)
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