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Johnson Ferry North - Beginners Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Johnson Ferry North (Johnson Ferry Road where it meets the river)   Hike: Johnson Ferry North - Beginners Hike  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 31 2019  4:00 pm >> Sun, Mar 31 2019 6:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Mar 29 2019 7:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Mar 31 2019 3:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please join me at Johnson Ferry North 

There are a few creek crossings so your hiking boots may get a bit wet - nothing crazy, just muddy wet soles.  some of the adventurous (not me) may wish to cross the creek walking tightrope style on the pipes that crisscross the creek.

Expect hike to be under five miles - we should be able to complete in just about two hours.  Not a hard, super fast hike.  Want to enjoy this beautiful park, enjoy blooming trees and some early season wildflowers.


Parking $5 for the day unless you have a CRNRA annual pass in your vehicle

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Boots or Shoes


Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The Johnson Ferry North trailhead is located near where Johnson Ferry Road crosses the Chattahoochee River.  The park is located on the Cobb County side of the river and the park entrance is directly across JFR from Columns Drive.  There is a traffic light at this intersection. 

Address (not sure if it's 100% accurate) 301 Johnson Ferry Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30068

If you are coming from East Cobb, the park is on the left side of JFR immediately before crossing the river.  If coming from Sandy Springs, turn right immediately after crossing the river. You will see the parking pay station immediately in front of you and a gate.  Drive through the gate and proceed to the back parking lot where we will meet.  This is a CRNRA unit so parking is $5 cash (or use your annual CRNRA pass).

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