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Gold Branch - changing date and time

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattahoochee National Recreation Area , Gold Branch Parking lot.
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 22 2021  1:30 pm >> Fri, Oct 22 2021 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Oct 18 2021 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Oct 21 2021 8:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.3 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ralph Howard
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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: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will walk a spaghetti 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. The length of the walk is about 5.5 miles.

Pace is moderate, around 2.5 mph.

DO NOT LEAVE valuables in your car!!!

A park pass is required and must be purchased in advance.

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Hiking poles.

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.

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