Monday Evening at Jones Bridge - Beginners Welcome - Mon, May 20 2019

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Monday Evening at Jones Bridge - Beginners Welcome

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Johns Creek, GA   Hike: Monday Evening at Jones Bridge - Beginners Welcome  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, May 20 2019  6:15 pm >> Mon, May 20 2019 7:30 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, May 19 2019 2:14 am
Registration Cut Off: Mon, May 20 2019 6:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:3.2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tony C
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Ok, Joyce is leading a morning hike at Jones Bridge, and that one is full, so I thought I would offer one in the evening.  This iis a D1 and great for beginners as well, while still providing a solid aerobic workout and some nice scenery.

The route is about 3.2 mi total with 260' of total ascent, and includes the beautiful river views and some short hills.  The overall pace will moderate, although we'll be moving faster on the flat sections, and slower on the uphills.   Actually, everyone can take the hills at their own comfortable pace, and we will wait to recollect the group at the top.  However, the biggest climb is just about 100', so nothing major.

Maybe we get lucky and see some deer.  I usually see them here, especially in the evenings.

(For anyone who wants to get in some extra mileage in after the official event, I will be hiking up and down the hill by the parking lot... I can usually get in about 600' ascent per hour going back and forth over the 1/3 mile route.  It's not quite as boring as it sounds, but either way, that part is optional.)

Here is our route, and you can download the GPX file if you wish from the CalTopo site:

Required Items to Bring:

Walking shoes or boots

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Trail snacks



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

There is a $5 parking fee if you don't have an annual parking pass. 

From GA 400, take exit 7a, and head East 4.1 miles through the intersection of Holcomb Bridge and Nesbitt Ferry Road to the junction of Barnwell Road. Turn left on Barnwell Rd, and travel approx 1.6 miles (be sure not to turn into the first gate, but go to the second entrance) to Jones Bridge Branch which will be on the right. Turn in and go to end of the road where there is a large parking lot ad kiosk if you need to purchase a parking pass.

GPS coordinates:  34.001270, -84.236756

Google Map: ps/wHjAFtSvw4B2


There is a $5 parking fee if you don't have an annual parking pass. 

Trail Map: railMapJones.pdf

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