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Find the Gold at Gold Branch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gold Branch -Chattahoochee National Recreation Area   Hike: Find the Gold at Gold Branch    National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 16 2017  8:30 am >> Sat, Sep 16 2017 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Sep 14 2017 6:10 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 16 2017 8:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will start off finding the GOLD by going up a moderately steep hill to get the heart pumping. From there we will head to 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 other 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 8:30 am so arrive 10 - 15 minutes early to get ready and meet everyone. 

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


Please note, there are no bathroom facilities at this location!

Required Items to Bring:


Good hiking shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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


See Map above for location coordinates


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