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TGIF Jones Bridge Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Johns Creek, GA   Hike: TGIF Jones Bridge Hike  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 14 2011  5:30 pm >> Fri, Oct 14 2011 7:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Oct 10 2011 9:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 14 2011 3:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Clay White
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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:1
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


The 195 acre Jones Bridge park is named after the private toll bridge built in 1904, which for nearly 20 years spanned the Chattahoochee river in this area. Half of the bridge located at the east end of the park was stolen in 1940, and it remains this way up to date.

This trail rolls the opposite way of the bridge along the river for about two miles, then enters the woods, where we can choose between a number of intersecting trails.  In general, the trails are flat with some relatively easy uphill climbs, nothing with over a 150 foot elevation gain. We will hike at a moderate pace and try to complete the 5 miles length in 2 hours, at twilight time.  Deer are common in this park and back to the river, you can sometimes see its special guest, the heron.
We'll meet in the parking lot at the very end of the entrance road.  Restrooms are available.

There is a $3 parking fee if you don't have an annual pass.  Also note that there are two entrances to the park.  The first is usually gated.  The second entrance, further north on Barnwell Road, is where we will meet.  More detailed directions are provided below.

Dogs are welcome, but in accordance with park rules, they must be on a leash no more than 6 feet in length and under the owners physical restraint at all times. 

Required Items to Bring:

$3 parking fee or annual parking pass

Appropriate clothing for weather

Appropiate walking/hiking shoes

Plenty of fluid for adequate hydration

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Snacks, if desired


How to Get There:
Event Directions:From GA 400, take exit 7a, and head East 4.1 miles through the intersection of Holcomb Bridge and Nesbitt Ferry Road to the junction of Barnwell Road. 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 to large parking lot at end of road.

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There is a $3 parking fee if you don't have an annual pass. 

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