Cochran Shoals Trail

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Cochran Shoals Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Atlanta, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

paddle sports

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

wildlife

bugs

4 months ago

I give it a 5 for what I use it for most — a good place to walk my dog. It’s right around the corner from my house so I come here a lot. If you’ve never been here before, expect a lot of walkers and runners and some bikes. Lots of dogs, kids, an easy trail with only about one very minimal incline, a few wooden platforms overlooking the river, nice scenery, but not a “hike.”

trail running
4 months ago

Flat and easy run. Very safe with lots of shade. Also very pet friendly. Will definitely be back

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail. Fun hike

8 months ago

Flat and great for running or walking

mountain biking
9 months ago

Nice level ride and good workout

mountain biking
9 months ago

nice loop to add to the Sope Creek trail for a good workout on the mountain bike

mountain biking
9 months ago

Excellent place for beginner bikers. Beautiful scenery.

11 months ago

Been there last wee with my dogs.
Nice trail.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Such a great place... Beautiful scenery.. Lots of trails..

hiking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Starts out on a gravel trail. It's gets better once you get off of it and into the woods.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Very cool trail by the Chattahoochee

walking
Sunday, September 13, 2015

I work right up the road and pass this each day. It is a wonderful place to walk, hike, bike ride and just a relaxing place to enjoy the scenery.

hiking
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Breathtaking. Seems remote, but safe at the same time. Would never know you are just on the outskirts of a big city like Atlanta.

hiking
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Great hike to see birds and otters on the river.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

This trail was awesome! It was a little crowded on main trail so we took the first off shoot we came to which lead to an awesome winding hike. The awesome part of this trail is that it had several different off shoots. Trails were very well maintained except for several animal poop bags- where pet owners were too lazy to place in designated recepticles. This trail was full of dogs and kids on bikes. I suggest you go early to avoid weekend crowds, or go during the week.

hiking
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

This is a really beautiful hike once you get off of the main trail. On the interior of the trail where no bikes are permitted, it is lush and private. The exterior trail is far too busy for my taste, and I didn't think I was going to like the trail at all when it started out. The interior trails are very well marked, and don't seem to be traveled frequently. Some of the off shoots are fairly over grown, and you can't walk them without having plant life consume you from the knees down. It is a bit swampy, so watch for snakes and poison flora. There's much to see here in the way of plant life and it's a truly beautiful trail. Relatively easy as well.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Really enjoyed the mountain bike trail. I'd definitely do it again!

trail running
Monday, March 31, 2014

I've run every trail in the system out here. It's great because it's convenient to metro Atlanta, and you can get some good elevation change to build up your legs for ultras! Moderately technical in places, but nothing over the top. If you love trail running, you'll love it here. Just get off the shale loop as quickly as possible; it stays to busy with dog walkers and strollers (no offense to pet lovers and moms).

trail running
Saturday, January 04, 2014

3 mile loop plus 6-7 on Cochran shoal/sope creek trails. Some of best trail running in metro Atlanta.

hiking
Monday, May 13, 2013

This is a fantastic trail(s). There are many different trails that are for hiking and biking. Some trails are more difficult than others, but, not too hard for a healthy person. Great views of the river and a little swamp with nice animal views.

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