Powers Island Loop Trail

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Powers Island Loop Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sandy Springs, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.6 miles 232 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 days ago

nice short trail. not crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail

hiking
4 months ago

Short, shady, flat and easy!

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

Short, not the best hike along the Chattahoochee NRA but still good enough for a quick less than an hour hike.

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hiking
8 months ago

This is a nice short trail to hit up when you just want to get outside for a bit. Took less than an hour to get fully around the loop and the incline was a good little workout! After the 8th marker you can go off the loop down a dead end trail where there's a couple cool little spots to step off the trail and sit by the water. Well covered by trees too which was nice on a day where it was 100 degrees out!

9 months ago

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1 year ago

Once you venture away from the river, there's not a lot of "features" to visually behold in January, but it's still a lovely walk through nature. The area by the river entrance was popular, but we only passed a few people on the longest loop trail. The loop is quite steep if you take it clockwise, but the walk back down to the entrance is mild. (I wouldn't suggest going counterclockwise unless you are fairly sure footed to safely make it down the steepest sections.)

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

A nice mostly flat trail going along the river. There is a loop in the north east that has a very steep grade. I couldn't wait to get to the top to see the nice view of the ... back of someone's house. I was hoping for a river view, but instead it just goes up and back down. Too bad.

canoeing
1 year ago

Not good for hiking, but good kayak takeout point. Powers Island is a great place to put in a boat, and hit the small rapids on the hooch.

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1 year ago

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2 years ago

This is a very brief hike. When you cross over to the island, be sure to explore it! The trail is not marked or mapped, but there's a good .5 mile or so to walk in a loop around the island. Don't miss out on that. The rest of the trail is almost entirely flat, but there is one really steep climb, depending on which way you go. The descent was very gradual, so if you come up that way it wouldn't be nearly as difficult. I can't recall which way was more difficult, but I'll make note next time I'm out there. I'm giving this trail three stars just because of the overall lack of elevation gain and difficulty.