Best trails in Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 12 easy trails in Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area ranging from 2.1 to 21.9 km and from 235 to 324 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
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.
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Map of trails in Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Park information
Area:
3725 hectares
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
(678) 538-1200
Top trails (19)
#1 - East Palisades Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 4.2 km • Est. 1 h 15 m
This hiking trail offers spectacular views of Georgia's Chattahoochee River and is just a short drive from the city of Atlanta. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) preserves a 48-mileShow more
#2 - Sope Creek Loop from Paper Mill Road
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 5.1 km • Est. 1 h 30 m
Please note: a small section of this trail toward the end is reportedly closed to the public. $5 per vehicle fee for Chattahochee River National Recreation Area Show more
#3 - Gold Branch Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 5.3 km • Est. 1 h 20 m
Walking system of walking trails either along or near the Chattahoochee River.Show more
#4 - Cochran Shoals Trail from Interstate North Trailhead
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 9.7 km • Est. 2 h 38 m
Cochran Shoals Trail from Interstate North Trailhead is a 9.7 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Atlanta, Georgia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nShow more
#5 - West Palisades Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 10.3 km • Est. 3 h 12 m
NOTE: As of May 2020, parking lots are now open, but comfort stations, picnic areas (including shelters), and the Hewlett Lodge Visitor Center are closed due to COVID-19.Show more
#6 - Bowmans Island Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 6.0 km • Est. 1 h 36 m
Bowmans Island Trail is a 6.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Buford, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#7 - Big Creek Greenway Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 21.9 km • Est. 5 h 34 m
Big Creek Greenway Trail is a 21.9 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cumming, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#8 - Chattahoochee River Loop from Interstate North Trailhead
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 5.5 km • Est. 1 h 24 m
Chattahoochee River Loop from Interstate North Trailhead is a 5.5 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mableton, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The traShow more
#9 - Chattahoochee River Trail from Columns Drive
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 5.1 km • Est. 1 h 19 m
Chattahoochee River Trail from Columns Drive is a 5.1 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Marietta, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail oShow more
#10 - Bob Callan Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 6.3 km • Est. 1 h 42 m
Bob Callan Trail is a 6.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Atlanta, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
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