Powers Island Loop Trail

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Powers Island Loop Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sandy Springs, Georgia that features a lake 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.

1.6 miles
200 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running






wild flowers


21 days ago

Nice little loop trail for a quick hike. A moderate incline in the middle is worth the effort, offering fleeting glimpses of the river through the trees during the seasons when the foliage is minimal.

3 months ago

This was pretty easy. Towards the end, if you climb up the hill where the stone wall is, there are a bunch of old sinks and industrial type items. A mattress spring that serves as a “door.” Just makes you wonder about the fun people have had up there. We crossed the parking lot and hiked the island trail but it’s pretty overgrown and there’s not much to see.

10 months ago

nice short trail. not crowded.

11 months ago

Nice trail

Friday, October 14, 2016

Short, shady, flat and easy!

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Short, not the best hike along the Chattahoochee NRA but still good enough for a quick less than an hour hike.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

This is a nice short trail to hit up when you just want to get outside for a bit. Took less than an hour to get fully around the loop and the incline was a good little workout! After the 8th marker you can go off the loop down a dead end trail where there's a couple cool little spots to step off the trail and sit by the water. Well covered by trees too which was nice on a day where it was 100 degrees out!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Once you venture away from the river, there's not a lot of "features" to visually behold in January, but it's still a lovely walk through nature. The area by the river entrance was popular, but we only passed a few people on the longest loop trail. The loop is quite steep if you take it clockwise, but the walk back down to the entrance is mild. (I wouldn't suggest going counterclockwise unless you are fairly sure footed to safely make it down the steepest sections.)

Monday, December 07, 2015

A nice mostly flat trail going along the river. There is a loop in the north east that has a very steep grade. I couldn't wait to get to the top to see the nice view of the ... back of someone's house. I was hoping for a river view, but instead it just goes up and back down. Too bad.

paddle sports
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Not good for hiking, but good kayak takeout point. Powers Island is a great place to put in a boat, and hit the small rapids on the hooch.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

This is a very brief hike. When you cross over to the island, be sure to explore it! The trail is not marked or mapped, but there's a good .5 mile or so to walk in a loop around the island. Don't miss out on that. The rest of the trail is almost entirely flat, but there is one really steep climb, depending on which way you go. The descent was very gradual, so if you come up that way it wouldn't be nearly as difficult. I can't recall which way was more difficult, but I'll make note next time I'm out there. I'm giving this trail three stars just because of the overall lack of elevation gain and difficulty.

Monday, June 30, 2014

This was a good and easy hike with great views of the river. However the trail is very narrow with many obstacles (tree trunks) and the signs are barely legible. Definitely need to get some trail maintenance volunteers out here. Not a good hike with a stroller, which I unfortunately had with me.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Quiet little 2 miler! Enjoy!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Wonderful quiet easy loop along the East side of the Chattahoochee. Much quieter than Cochran Shoals on the West side. If you want to add a little elevation gain there is a hilly loop on the East side.

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