Gold Branch Trail

4.76 Votes
  • Address: Waterford Green, Marietta, GA 30068, USA, Scottdale, United States
  • Tags: Trail, Family And Kids, Nature

The 3.8-mile moderate Gold Branch Trail near Marietta offers a number of activities apart from hiking, namely birding, fishing, running, biking and wildlife viewing. The trail runs along the Chattahoochee River in a loop and drains the watershed of the 673.6 acres Bull Sluice Lake. Through the deciduous forest, your trail starts with the long boardwalk bridge that crosses the stream and the wetlands. As you traverse along the curved path along the lake, the vast expanse of the lake that is wider, calmer and deeper than the Chattahoochee river. Along the next half mile, you will find side trails leading to fishing areas. Your trail will get moderate along the climb to the watershed with a number of lake-views before reaching the top. Descend through the roadbed of Lower Roswell Road.

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  • Gold Branch Trail Address: Waterford Green, Marietta, GA 30068, USA, Scottdale, United States
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Gold Branch Trail Reviews & Ratings

  • Nice hiking trails! I really enjoy variety of hiking places here, some are along the river, others in the woods. It's possible to have a nice 1.5h work out walking the big loop here. :-) every time I come I'm able to watch wild birds!

  • Nice trail. Gets a little close to people’s backyards. Great incline in some places.

  • This park is a little more "rustic" in that there are no restrooms nor drinking fountains, but the trails are a good variety of wide "walk in the park" to skinny/sloped/rooty with some hills and many areas along the Chattahoochee River with nice views. Trails are well marked with maps at every intersection.

  • Good place for hiking. Markings/directions are little confusing. Actual loop is like 8. Good scenic spots after crossing half the distance.

  • Beautiful trail with lovely scenic views. Plenty of wildlife to see and photo ops. Trail is a bit dicey in spots, best for sure-footed hikers. Not well marked, but easy to follow. Great trail for dogs (on leash), plenty of drinking spots.

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