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Last Minute Hike at Gold Branch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Marietta   Hike: Last Minute Hike at Gold Branch   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, May 25 2020  10:00 am >> Mon, May 25 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, May 24 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, May 25 2020 8:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bill S
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will hike in the mid morning to beat the rain.

If this sounds good to you join us for a mid morning fun hike at Gold Branch on the Chattahoochee.  We will start the hike at a fast pace and hike up to the ridge.  We then go along the top of the ridge to the back of the park before decending to hike along Bull Sluice lake.   The trail will take us up and down five hills before leading back to the parking lot. 

We will go up  five hills so this hike is not for beginners; though the pace will not make it a fitness hike.  We will practice social distancing.

The portion of the hike along the lake could be slippery so hiking poles are an option; though they are not a must.

There is a $5 parking fee at this location and there are no restrooms.  Do not leave your valubles visable in your car.



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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Coming from downtown Atlanta drive north on Roswell Road; 0.8 miles past I 285 turn left onto Johnson Ferry Road and drive 3.8 miles.  (Note that Johnsons Ferry bears left at Abernathy.) After you cross the river yout turn right onto Lower Roswell Road at Tijuana Joe's and drive 2.2 miles. Turn right at the park sign. 


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