Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Gold Branch Trail

Atlanta, Georgia 30328

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Gold Branch Trail

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Gold Branch Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Gold Branch Trail takes you along the shores of a section of the Chattahoochee River with an interesting history. In an early effort to bring electricity to the growing city of Atlanta, a dam was constructed in the early 1900s just south of the Gold Branch area where the river was narrow and shallow with a set of falls.

Measuring 1031 feet long and 56 feet high, it was the largest dam in the southeastern U.S. For the most part, the moderate Gold Branch Trail roller coasters along the riverbank and Bull Sluice Lake, the body of water formed behind the dam. The landscape is attractive, primarily composed of hardwoods, and you may see big, beautiful swans trolling across a river inlet."

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Trail Information

Atlanta
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
3.2
Distance
210 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1½ hours
Duration
Spring, fall, and winter
Season
National Park Service, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Local Contacts
A National Park Service Chattahoochee River map is available online at nps.gov/chat
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018