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Gold Branch for 6 Ish Miles

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gold Branch - Roswell, GA   Hike: Gold Branch for 6 Ish Miles  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Dec 23 2021  10:00 am >> Thu, Dec 23 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Dec 19 2021 8:30 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Dec 23 2021 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Memphis Russ
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Not for Beginners due to the more challenging root & rock terrain! Max of 2 well behaved dogs on leashs & bringing up the rear!

Please join your fellow AOC buddies at Gold Branch for a hike along the Chattahoochee River!  I love the trails here - lots of ups and downs & criss crossing. And as if that's not enough to challenge you, some sections are narrow and have lots of roots to negotiate! The hike will include the outer loop trails as well as a few inner loop trails with a couple of great hills which are sure to get your chest pounding.  & best of all, mostly along the 'Hoochie in case your looking for a beautiful Great Blue Heron or just feel the urge to take a momentary cool river dip!  No restrooms at this park.  However, plenty of trees!

If you are new to the AOC, please include a short message with your registration telling me about your hiking experience/level of fitness. I need to make sure everyone on the hike is capable of keeping up with the group. If I feel you may not be able to keep up, I may remove you and request you join us when you have more hiking experience. This is for your own safety and in fairness to everyone in the group

Please arrive 10 minutes early for introductions. Also, you have until 8:00 am on the day of the hike to remove yourself if something comes up. After that time, please call Russ at 404-353-3077 to cancel.

Just a reminder - there are no restrooms here! And don't forget your parking pass or $5 for parking.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Water
  • Parking pass or $5 for parking fee
  • Proper Hiking Shoes
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Hiking poles - Better because of the roots and rocks!

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
  • Take GA 400 north from Atlanta to Exit 6 onto Northridge Road.
  • Travel 0.4 miles to GA 9 / Roswell Road and turn right at the light.
  • Follow Roswell Road for 1.8 miles.
  • Just after the long Chattahoochee River Bridge, turn left on Azalea Dr.
  • Travel 1.8 miles to Wileo Road and turn left.
  • In 1.3 miles Wileo makes a sharp left and becomes Lower Roswell Road.
  • Continue 0.7 mile and turn left at the brown Gold Branch sign.
  • Stay on the main road until it ends at the parking lot

NOTE: The entrance is across from Ashforde Subdivision on Lower Roswell Rd.

Link trail map: rvisit/upload/TrailMapGoldBranch. pdf


There are no restrooms at this location.

There is a $5 parking fee if you do not have a CRNRA Annual Park Pass.

Use this link for info on purchasing an annual pass: http:/ / eesandreservations.htm


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

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