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Friday Morning Hike: Gold Branch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattahoochee National Recreation Area , Gold Branch Parking lot.   Hike: Friday Morning Hike: Gold Branch  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 21 2021  10:00 am >> Fri, May 21 2021 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, May 17 2021 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 21 2021 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This unit of the Chattahoochee NRA contains three trails designated red, blue, and yellow. We will walk a loop covering most of these trails. The western part of this loop goes through rolling pine forest. The eastern part goes along the bank of Bull Sluice Lake, formed by the Chattahoochee River behind Morgan Falls Dam. 

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Water and good walking shoes.

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. Turn right onto Lower Roswell Road and drive 2.2 miles. Turn right just before the park sign.

The address is: 5690 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30068 


According to park regulations dogs must be on 6 ft. leash at all times.



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Cost Includes:

$5.00 parking fee per car

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