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Gold Branch - D2

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gold Branch Trailhead   Hike: Gold Branch - D2  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Nov 23 2022  9:30 am >> Wed, Nov 23 2022 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Nov 17 2022 8:30 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Nov 23 2022 8:30 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



This is beautiful area near the lake formed by Morgan Falls Dam.  We will do one giant loop around the park, which has several hills.

Gold Branch has many rocks and roots, so not for beginners.  Recent D2+ experience to join the fun. We will start promptly so plan to arrive a little early to check in and meet the group.

This is a CRNRA unit, there is a $5 parking fee unless you have an annual pass.  There are no bathroom facilities at this unit so plan accordingly.  

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking boots.


Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Somewhat difficult to find the first time.  Gold Branch is located on Lower Roswell Road between Johnson Ferry Road and Willeo Road.  If you are coming from Johnson Ferry Road, its about 2 miles from Johnson Ferry on the right.  If coming from Roswell Road (via Willeo Road) its also about 2 miles on the left.  

GPS Coordinates for Gold Branch are (33.984480, -84.385302)

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