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Jones Bridge-Happy Thursday




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Johns Creek, GA   Hike: Jones Bridge-Happy Thursday  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jul 28 2022  6:15 pm >> Thu, Jul 28 2022 8:15 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jul 25 2022 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jul 28 2022 5:15 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Rafiq
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

This is a moderate pace hike.

ABOUT JONES BRIDGE:

The Jones Bridge unit of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area is a great scenic hike. We will get the river view, hike up some small hills, through an open field and beside a small pond. We may even see a few deer or blue heron if we are lucky, however numerous squirrels are guaranteed.

We will walk along the river towards the pond, and come back through the woods. In general, the trails are flat with some relatively easy uphill climbs, nothing with over a 200 feet elevation gain or loss.

 This is a good work- out hike. Total hike time including breaks will be 2 hours.  

 

Here are three links about this trail.

http ://www.georgiatrails.com/gt/jones_bridge_trail

http://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/jones- bridge- trail/

http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/maps.htm


 

 

We'll meet in the parking lot at the very end of the entrance road and leave promptly at  6:15 pm.

Dogs are welcome, but in accordance with park rules, they must be on a leash at all times. Dog owners should walk ahead or at the back of the group.

There is a $5 dollar parking fee at Jones Bridge. 

Restrooms are available.

***Don't leave any valuables in your vehicles for there have been cases of vandalism.

 

 


 

 

 


Required Items to Bring:

$5 parking fee or annual parking pass

Appropriate clothing for weather

Appropiate walking/hiking shoes

Fluid for adequate hydration

 
 
 
 
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

GPS Co-Ordinates:

34.00094075115684, -84.23944937955869

 Adress is

9099 Barnwell Rd

Johns Creek, GA 30022 

 

FROM GA 400:

take exit 7a, and head East 4.1 miles, pass through the intersection of Holcomb Bridge and Nesbitt Ferry Road; continue straight till you see Barnwell Road intersection. Turn left on Barnwell Rd, and travel approx 2 miles to Jones Bridge Branch which will be on the right. Turn in and go a little over 1/2 mile, pass first parking lot which is a loading doc parking and keep driving to the dead end with large parking park pass payment station. 

 
FROM OLD ALABAMA RD
 
Many mebers come from this side too. 
 
Old Alabama (Going North) : Turn Left at Jone Bridge Rd
Old Alabama (Going South) : Tutn Righ at Jones Bridge Rd
 
In one mile Jones bridge turns right & become Barnwell Rd. Continue on Barnwell, Pass Barnwell Elementary School on left. Pass Country club of South service entrance on left. After a minute you will see park entrance on your left.   
 
 
PARK ENTRANCE

The entrance to the park is off of Barnwell Road.  After you turn at Barnwell from Holcomb Bridge Road you will first pass another entrance for the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center--do not turn here.  The entrance to the park is about a mile up the road.  You will skirt a new traffic circle and the entrance will be less than 1,000 feet ahead on the right.

The road into the park is long and winding.  Stay on the road until the very end - it dead ends into the parking lot.

 
 
 

Directions:  http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/ jonesbridge.htm
Trail Map:  http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/ loader.cfm? csModule=security/getfile&PageID=133874
 
 
When enter the park, keep driving you have to pass the first parking lot on the right. Continue driving to the end of the road to second parking lot; our meeting place. 
 
 

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