Johnson Ferry Trail (North)

MODERATE 52 reviews

Johnson Ferry Trail (North) is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marietta, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
59 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a walking trail along the Chattahoochee River. Please note that there are two different trails with different parking areas and starting points. Johnson Ferry South and North. This is the North loop. An easy walking trail that follows the Chattahoochee River. A return loop can be made by following a parallel trail along the buried oil pipeline. There is also an extension trail that leads up a creek to the north with some interesting small cliffs and rocky stream.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail and fairly scenic along the Hooch. Mulberry Creek is the final destination and is nice place for kids or the four-legged children among us.

hiking
4 months ago

Not the most strenuous trail if you stick to the set route. Going off-path is a better workout. Quit trail with wildlife and a nice view of the river.

10 months ago

some great hidden trails that aren't mapped

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Great hiking. Went off the beaten track. Lots to explore. Will be back.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

August 27 great day for a tea walk!!

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

It's a pretty trail in the forest near the river. It's very flat and an easy loop.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

A short trail with the river alongside you. It's pretty level so good for beginners.

walking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

The trail was easy to follow. Flat level for the most of it, with side trails to keep you by the river. Looks like park service is trying to "restore" this area back to its natural state. A lot of poison ivy growing through the trails by the river. We hiked to the "peak" and continued on to find where two creeks merged. However, this started into private property. Dogs allowed and access to the Chattahoochee to dip your toes. Overall good short day hike.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

So nice to be able to be this much in the woods this close to home.

walking
Saturday, December 13, 2014

I've been here a few times now. The first few times were in March. It looks like the center and very flat portion was clear cut, which I enjoyed. You can get some closer views of the river if you take the east paths that come in and out. Although the center path was very flat, you do occasionally have to cross a few brooks, some of them have large pipes. The official maps show the path ending at the 4rd brook, but you can continue much further on to a nice view of the Morgan Falls Dam.

I came back do do an evening run in September and it was a little overgrown.

If there were foot bridges instead of pipes this would be a great walk for someone who couldn't do hilly or rough terrain. It is probably too boring for most people who hang out here.

hiking
Friday, August 16, 2013

Flat. Boring. Zero scenic value. Only got a few glimpses of the river through thick trees. The whole unit of the hooch appear disheveled and abandoned. Sort of felt like this was a waste of my time. Worst CRNRA unit I have ever visited.

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