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Gold Branch Trail, Chattahoochee River

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

There’s so much to explore in the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area! Join us on our first Eco-A walk in the CNRA Gold Branch unit, which hosts 7 miles of trails through high value forests which in many locations have very few invasive species. Here, winter is a great season to see what a healthy native forest landscape in our region should look like.

We’ll hike about 2.5 to 3 miles on well-traveled natural trails through a forest that changes character as we turn from one slope to the next, and descend from ridge to riverbank. There are a number of moderate hills, and the trail is rocky in some places. We’ll be rewarded with a remarkably intact forest of native trees, including slopes with large Beeches, and a few indicator species should be visible, such as the native Cranefly orchid and Hepatica. Perhaps we’ll even see some early signs of spring. With leaves off the trees, we’ll have sweeping ridgetop views of the Chattahoochee River. As always, we’ll discuss interesting forest details we’ll find along our path.


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February 12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm