Explore the most popular hiking trails in Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Good trail to hike with lots of views and lots of trail maps. If running keep left at first two forks otherwise you will be running other side trails. If you want to step it up start at the top of the dam.

Great trail! So many options for walking, jogging, biking. Kid friendly & pet friendly!

We pretended we were in a jurassic wonderland during the last few half-miles of this trail. Downed trees and big leaves made this a harrowingly beautiful experience. The river was filled to the brim and flowed as a river should. Exactly as nature intended.

I did a slightly different loop, so it was 4 miles with the same path in and out along the river. Nice hike. No bamboo.

Too busy of a parking lot, the start of the trail is a huge gravel path full of runners. The hike crisscrosses a gas easement.

Low traffic trail with nice shade that goes along the river.

mountain biking
16 days ago

Great ride. It’s a good work out

hiking
23 days ago

Options for bilking/hiking and hiking only. Limited parking.

walking
27 days ago

Not a good experience, too much jungle.

hiking
1 month ago

Good easy hike. Once you're down to the river you can go off trail and it gets way more challenging!

I love spending time in the creek. It’s really close to my house, and I come here to get away. It’s usually fairly quiet especially if you walk far enough down the creek. Perfect for what it is, a little tucked away spot in the woods in a populated area.

Enjoyed trail.

Great trail with a wonderful view of the Chattahoochee River. The scenery of the whole trail is beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail within city, easy to get to.

1 month ago

Nice morning hike. Parking fills up quickly.

trail running
1 month ago

Really enjoyed this loop. Well-marked the whole way around and it's got just enough elevation changes to feel like you did something. Will be returning!

Be prepared for a $5 cash fee at the parking lot, unless you have a National Park pass. Excellent trail for families. The maps at the park do not denote the location of the paper mill ruins-look for marker 26. Many hills, roots, large rocks. You can cook off in the creek.

Here on business. Great trail for morning miles along the river. Nice rolling terrain.

Lots of boardwalks on this shaded trail make it comfortable on hot summer days. Dont take your bicycle if it's rained recently or expected to, boardwalks become dangerously slippery when wet. the new 4 mile extension is welcome with the mountainous Sawtooth Pass being a challenge for even the most fit riders to climb.

This is a great walk. We did about 1.25 out and turned around. Beautiful views of the lake. It is posted No Dogs (seems to be part of the park across the road) but we saw no one other than a couple of fishermen thigh-deep in the water. So, whatever...

hiking
2 months ago

What a wonderful trail for a hike! This was my first time. Wonderful views and places to explore with water views, rocks to climb on, and bamboo area. Beautiful. It would have been tough to run if newer to trail running but great hike. Will definitely be back.

trail running
2 months ago

Pretty quiet. Good run. Steady mild ups or downs. Finished next to a nice small lake. Drinking fountain in parking lot. No restrooms. Good wildlife sounds.

hiking
2 months ago

Love this Trail. It is a little piece of heaven in the middle of suburbia!

hiking
2 months ago

I absolutely love this trail. There are plenty of different routes you can take - for those who prefer an easier walk, or something more challenging. It’s very scenic so there’s always something to look at. There is also a dog beach off to the left which is a lot of fun! It’s perfect when the water is low, but after it’s been raining, it’s a little too full to walk out anywhere. Just beware of the parking situation, as there is limited spots and it gets VERY busy on a nice weekend. (Also parking is $5 - cash only).

hiking
2 months ago

This is my favorite of all the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area Parks in metro ATL. It has some nice hills, beautiful views along the river, and a good amount of total trail mileage. The bamboo forest is always enchanting and try to find the cave off a side trail. The only downside is that parking can be difficult during busy times. And one way roads in some areas to the parking area so can be tricky. But it's usually not an issue and definitely worth a visit.

love this trail! great boulders in the river for relaxing, and a decent workout too. the ruins are cool.

hiking
2 months ago

Great place to make your own custom path. All of the trails cross over each other so you can make your hike longer or shorter. The path around the pond is great for fish spotting. The water is extremely clear. Bring cash as there is a $5 parking fee. Great path for kids.

2 months ago

Birds, trees, invasive species,
Best spot in the southeast (Atlanta, at least)

Decent walk. A lot of shade from trees, which is nice on a summer day in Georgia. Walked after a rainy day and some areas were muddy.

There is a parking fee, but the machine was not working when we were there nor was there anyone to answer questions or pay the fee.

Great overlook of the river.

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