Monday Morning at Gold Branch (Beginners Welcome) - Mon, Jan 28 2019

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Monday Morning at Gold Branch (Beginners Welcome)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Hike: Monday Morning at Gold Branch (Beginners Welcome)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jan 28 2019  10:00 am >> Mon, Jan 28 2019 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jan 24 2019 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jan 28 2019 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 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:20
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 20 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Gold Branch is an exciting trail to hike. We will be near the shoreline for much of the hike, making for some very scenic views.  There are hills throughout the park, though none are terribly long.  We'll wait at the top for everyone, so don't fear being left behind.  Hiking poles will definitely help if you have them.

This is a unit of the CNRA, so a $5 parking fee is required (if you don't have an annual pass). Be sure to bring the correct amount in cash and arrive in time to purchase a day permit. 

There are no bathroom facilities at Gold Branch, so use a bathroom on the way or be prepared to use trees. (There's a MacDonald's on Lower Roswell Road just 100 yards from Johnson Ferry Road that's a convenient place to stop on your drive.)

NOTE:  The entrance sign for Gold Branch was damaged and it's no longer standing, so there's really nothing to indicate where to turn - - just a gate and a little paved road.   Read the directions carefully, and drive very slowly so you don't miss the turn!

Required Items to Bring:

Good trail hiking shoes


Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking poles if you have them

Clothing appropriate to the weather

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Branch is on Lower Roswell Road, between Johnson Ferry Road and Wileo Road.  The sign is very easy to miss, because it's between some exclusive residential areas and is hidden until you are right at the entrance.  If you're coming from Johnson Ferry Road, it's on the right, about 2 miles from Johnson Ferry.  If you're following Azalea Drive and turn left onto Wileo, be aware that Wileo becomes Lower Roswell Road when you go through the roundabout.  The park is 2 miles further down Lower Roswell - - on your left. Remember, it's very easy to pass right by it, so slow down and look for the little turn-off after 2 miles!  Here is the link providing detailed instructions:




Trail map:

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