West Palisades Trail is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Atlanta, Georgia that features a river 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: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 921 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for all types. Wonderful loop trail in the woods along the Chattahoochee just off the bob Callahan trail. This loop connects to a nice mountain so expect a slight change of elevation to get the heart pumping. If you veer off and keep going up the mountain you can walk for another 30 minutes to reconnect to another section of the Chattahoochee. There’s a few wet spots but you can easily steer clear of them and progress to the more enjoyable sections. Typically less traffic on the woods trail than the pathed area. Not much of a view due to the growth, but a nice place to enjoy some quiet for a bit.

hiking
closed
off trail
private property
washed out
1 month ago

Don’t follow my tracks unless you are Looking for some pretty serious adventure over rocks and trees—but I enjoyed it!

hiking
bridge out
fee
icy
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Not a bad hike, albeit a bit boring. It’s great to have locally but I wouldn’t seek it out personally. . Easily connects to the Bob Callahan trail if you choose to park down there.

hiking
blowdown
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

This is a great hike to get away from the city and feel like you’re deep in the woods, without having to drive very far. But I do not recommend it for a trail run - lots of exposed roots and loose rocks, deep muddy areas, and forks in the trail causing frequent pauses in your run to look at the map. But, I would return for a nice walk instead.

recorded West Palisades Trail

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Didn’t get to enjoy the trail because the parking lot was COVERED in broken glass from car windows. There were 5-6 piles of glass and I didn’t feel safe leaving my car there. Will try again.

hiking
off trail
over grown
3 months ago

It was a perfect day for a hike! Nice and cool.... The trail has blue markers but it looks like some are for the old trail. You can easily get off the trail but I enjoyed exploring and navigating my way back.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

Was a great ambient noise with the rush of the Hooch! Some off trail areas that can still be followed with some Damn good views!!! Nice and convenient to access from Buckhead!

hiking
muddy
rocky
washed out
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Always a beautiful trail! Well signed, Hooch beautiful as always.

hiking
muddy
scramble
5 months ago

very beautiful 2nd part as i like to call it of the other trail east palisides trail. poorly marked trails. beautiful though

running
scramble
6 months ago

Awesome trail and completely removed from mankind near the river.. for running it can be a bit sketch with the small rock scramble everywhere

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