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Gold Branch - Six Miles and Six Hills

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Marietta   Hike: Gold Branch - Six Miles and Six Hills  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jan 12 2023  10:00 am >> Thu, Jan 12 2023 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 9 2023 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jan 12 2023 8:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bill S
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will hike in the mid morning to avoid the traffic.  I am changing up my usual hike at Gold Branch to include more hills and more miles. This is not a hike for beginners.

If this sounds good to you join us for a mid morning fun hike at Gold Branch on the Chattahoochee.  We will start the hike at a moderate pace and hike up to the ridge.  We then go along the top of the ridge to the back of the park before decending to hike along Bull Sluice lake.   The trail will take us up and down six hills before leading back to the parking lot. 

We will go up  six hills so this hike is not for beginners; and the pace will be almost fast though not a fitness hike.  The portion of the hike along the lake could be slippery so hiking poles are an option; though they are not a must.

There is a $5 parking fee at this location so pay online if you do not have a pass and there are no restrooms.  Do not leave your valubles visable in your car.  The parking lot may be crowded so plan on arriving a little early to get a spot.



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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.  (Note that Johnsons Ferry bears left at Abernathy.) After you cross the river yout turn right onto Lower Roswell Road at Tijuana Joe's and drive 2.2 miles. Turn right at the park sign.  To get GPS coordinates click on the green square on the location line.


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