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Saturday Noon Gold Branch Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gold Branch - Chattahoochee National Recreation Area   Hike: Saturday Noon Gold Branch Hike  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 14 2012  12:30 pm >> Sat, Jan 14 2012 2:30 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Jan 13 2012 4:55 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 14 2012 11:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


If you don't want to hike in the cold weather, this should be a good hike. We will meet in the parking lot, which is located off Lower Roswell Road.  Please note that there are no restrooms at this location.

From the parking lot, we'll enter the woods and shortly make a moderate ascent. The remainder of the first half of the hike contains relatively gentle undulations. The second half of the hike will include two or three ascents, depending on the trail chosen. We will have plenty of nice views of the river and Bull Sluice Lake.

(and thanks to Tony C for the photo) 

Required Items to Bring:
  • $3 parking fee if you do not own an annual pass
  • Appropriate clothing for weather
  • Water for adequate hydration 
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • snacks, if desired.

  • 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. Turn right onto Lower Roswell Road and drive 2.2 miles. Turn right just before the park sign.

    or visit:


    $3 parking fee

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