Hike @ Gold Branch - Fri, Mar 21 2014

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Hike @ Gold Branch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Hike: Hike @ Gold Branch   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 21 2014  1:30 pm >> Fri, Mar 21 2014 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Mar 17 2014 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 21 2014 12:30 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Divya N
Myra Kincaid
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Gold Branch is one of my favourite CRNRA parks. It offers some great trails to get a good workout. Thw pace of this 6 mile hike will be on the faster side of moderate. There will be very few rest stops in order to maintain a steady pace. There are some monster hills, and some of the trails are laden with rocks and tree roots, so you must be comfortable in these hiking conditions. Please wear hiking shoes with good traction. Carry hiking poles if you need to, they are always a good option.

There are no restrooms at this location but it IS a forest and we have plenty of trees!

You require 3 dollars cash for a daily park pass if you don't have an annual pass. 

Required Items to Bring:

Appropriate clothing for the weather


$3 cash or annual park pass

Good hiking shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Approx Physical Address - 6156 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068

GPS - co-ordinates - 33° 59' 6.14" N, 84° 23' 13.22" W

Gold Branch is on Lower Roswell Road, between Johnson Ferry Road and Willeo Road. The sign is now visible from the road since bushes have been trimmed during road expansion; however, the park entrance is between residential subdivisions and is easy to miss if you're not watching for it. 

If you're coming from Johnson Ferry Road, it's on the right, about 2 miles from Johnson Ferry.  

If you're coming from Willeo, it's also a couple of miles, but on your left.

If you're following Azalea Drive and turn left onto Willeo, be aware that Wileo becomes Lower Roswell Road when it does a 90 degree left turn.  The park is 2 miles further down Lower Roswell - - on your left. Remember, it's very easy to pass right by it, so slow down and look for the little turn-off after 2 miles!   For those who have been to Gold Branch in the past, be prepared for turning at a new entrance.  Slow down as you get close!


3 $ cash or annual pass for parking.

Trail Map - http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/upload/TrailMapGoldBranch.pdf

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