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river

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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area preserves a series of sites between Atlanta in the United States and Lake Sidney Lanier along the Chattahoochee River. The 48-mile (77 km) stretch of the river affords public recreation opportunities and access to historic spots. The National Recreation Area, a National Park Service unit, was established on August 15, 1978 by President Jimmy Carter. The park headquarters and visitor center are located at the Island Ford Unit of the park at 1978 Island Ford Parkway in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The Chattahoochee River is a stocked trout stream with 23 species of game fish. Year-round fishing is available with a Georgia fishing license and a trout stamp.

trail running
1 day ago

Half of this is the popular Cochran Shoals Trail, then when you reach the Columns Drive end (if coming from Powers Ferry end), you keep going and just a little ways down, take a right into the woods on the trail that goes up. I’ve always wondered where these trails went.

It’s an easy incline. Once you get to a certain point, there’s a 6’x9’ fenced in memorial — a gravesite (see photo). I don’t have any info on it, but it’s quite unusual just out there on the trail. Maybe someone lived up there long ago. I’ll edit this once I find out.

At that point I turned left and the rest of the trail was easy, pretty, sparsely populated (I only saw two other people). The trail is used a lot for mountain bikes so you need to be careful because parts of it are very narrow.

It was a really nice loop and a nice change from just the Cochran Shoals trail, and it’s a little longer.

hiking
5 days ago

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9 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

trail running
15 days ago

Nice trails, great overlook and some side trails provide lots of opportunities to be alone in the middle of Atlanta.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago