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Tuesday Morning at Gold Branch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Marietta, GA   Hike: Tuesday Morning at Gold Branch  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, May 21 2019  10:00 am >> Tue, May 21 2019 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, May 19 2019 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, May 21 2019 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance: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:15
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This will be a moderately brisk trek through the park, covering the perimeter trail plus several of the more challenging cross trails. The terrain on some sections of the trail have roots and rocks, so hiking poles are recommended for people who like to use them.  Because of the terrain and the pace, this is event is not recommended for beginning hikers.

We will start the hike promptly at 10 am, so please arrive 5-10 minutes early to allow time to buy a parking pass and to meet your fellow hikers. 

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.

We'll allow 3 members with dogs on the hike, so if three dog-people are already registered, please do not add yours.  Dogs should be able to keep up the pace and should be kept under control at all times. If you register to hike with us, it's with the assumption that you will obey the park rules and leash your dog. The reputation of the AOC depends upon members adhering to the park rules.

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.)

Required Items to Bring:

sturdy hiking shoes (a must!)

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

hiking poles if you like to use them - - the trails have lots of rocks, roots, and hills

sunscreen, insect repellant

long pants if you're susceptible to poison ivy

How to Get There:
Event Directions:


6156 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068

Gold Branch is on Lower Roswell Road, between Johnson Ferry Road and Wileo Road.  The park entrance is between residential subdivisions and is easy to miss if you're not watching for it.  If you're coming from Johnson Ferry Road, it's on the right, about 2 miles from Johnson Ferry.  If you're coming from Atlanta Road, it's about 2 miles from the traffic light at Azalea Drive and Wileo.  If you're following Azalea Drive and turn left onto Wileo, be aware that Wileo becomes Lower Roswell Road when it passes through the roundabout.  Gold Branch is .6 miles further down Lower Roswell - - on your left.   Slow down as you get close!

Here's a traiil map:

Coordinates:  33.98431, -84.38536


Remember to bring $5 cash needed for the parking fee at this location.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

You can cancel your own registration up to 10 am, the time of the hike.