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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
7 days ago

I love running here. Plenty of ups and downs and twists and turns to keep it engaging!! Beautiful Woods and river!

Easy and the perfect spot to relax

No one else on trail when I went in late fall. Looked like it was a summer destination with all the swimming holes. Nice hike a little bit of grade change.

hiking
16 days ago

For being so close to the city, it still feels fairly remote. The view at Poppy’s point is great (plus a nice rest stop) on your way to the bamboo forest at the end/turnaround.

Nice views and Nice hikes. All the trails are easy. Some go in the woods some go by the river. Take my dog each time and she loves it.

There are quite a few good hammock spots looking over the creek..

Great trail but is tricky in some spots where the trail looks like it eroded away .

hiking
27 days ago

This park is close to my office. I was able to go on a quick 2 mile hike in just under an hour. Most of the trail that I followed was pretty easy except between WP4 & WP5. That’s a killer hill!

A nice paved trail along the Chattahoochee River. Trails is fairly wide to accommodate the number of people on the trail, including mountain bikers. River makes for good scenery. Quite a few people out in the winter time. Fee or pass required for parking. Some signage in need of repair. Restrooms available at each end of trail

trail running
1 month ago

Really enjoyable trail. Great views.

hiking
2 months ago

It's a short and easy hike. Perfect when you don't have much time but want to fit in some time outdoors.

trail running
2 months ago

This is a good trail... for urban Atlanta. If you’re used to hiking in the Southwest, you’re probably going to find this disappointing. The forest and lake views are nice. The trail is poorly marked and easy to get lost. I’d suggest downloading the trail map. If you’re training for a Spartan Race or Tough Mudder in the Southeast this is a good trail to run and practice on.

hiking
2 months ago

Kids and dog enjoyed... a couple of small climbs... nice walks along the hooch... none of the hikes along the river are difficult, this one is a nice loop

Great outdoors. Seems like a small challenge but it’s not.

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful trails, I kept commenting on how pretty the view was every few feet! We were also able to let our dog go swimming after at the beach with a bunch of other dogs. We will definitely be going back to try the kayaking!

love that it's right under one of busiest intersections in country...and, rottenwood Creek is nice.

some great hidden trails that aren't mapped

my favorite in the area

Beautiful in early November with brilliant tree color. I saw a deer family 15 feet off the trail. Well marked trails but have to pay attention in a few places with all the leaves covering path. Just a few uphills but worth it. Highly recommend.

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