Time to find the GOLD at Gold Branch - Tue, Apr 3 2018

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Time to find the GOLD at Gold Branch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gold Branch -Chattahoochee National Recreation Area   Hike: Time to find the GOLD at Gold Branch  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Apr 3 2018  10:30 am >> Tue, Apr 3 2018 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Mar 28 2018 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Apr 3 2018 8:30 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
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 hiking on 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. Hiking polls come in handy on the big rock trails.

There are a few steep hills that are in the center of the park, so realize this is not a beginner’s hike. 

Definition of a D2 hike:  Gentle to Moderate elevation gain of 400 to 1000 feet, moderate pace with a distance of 4- 6 miles.

Our average moving pace will be 3 mph.

We will stop a few times to hydrate and to enjoy the tranquility of the park.

The hike will start PROMPTLY  at 10:30 am.  Please arrive a few minutes early to get ready and meet everyone. 

There are no restrooms at this location.

If you do not have an annual CRNRA parking pass, you will need to purchase a $5-dollar daily pass at the pay station in the parking lot.

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

Required Items to Bring:


Good hiking shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Polls

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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


See Map above for location coordinates


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