Explore the most popular trails near Atlanta with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.


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Nice walk with family, dog and small kids. Are at least two beaches along the trail for dogs and kids.

trail running
3 days ago

Love this trail especially as a newer trail runner. Nice staff at the visitors center as well.

4 days ago

It’s a pretty easy loop, with an awesome brick building. Nice for a relaxing stroll in nature!

Fun trail with lots of options great trees in rock outcrops plenty of parking with picnic matches

Nice little woodsy trail. Moderate trail traffic at 10 am of a Sunday.

14 days ago

What a wonderful trail for a hike! This was my first time. Wonderful views and places to explore with water views, rocks to climb on, and bamboo area. Beautiful. It would have been tough to run if newer to trail running but great hike. Will definitely be back.

Beautiful winding and shaded, paved path with lots of hills–only downside is scattered trash and litter along the path.

19 days ago

I absolutely love this trail. There are plenty of different routes you can take - for those who prefer an easier walk, or something more challenging. It’s very scenic so there’s always something to look at. There is also a dog beach off to the left which is a lot of fun! It’s perfect when the water is low, but after it’s been raining, it’s a little too full to walk out anywhere. Just beware of the parking situation, as there is limited spots and it gets VERY busy on a nice weekend. (Also parking is $5 - cash only).

This is my favorite of all the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area Parks in metro ATL. It has some nice hills, beautiful views along the river, and a good amount of total trail mileage. The bamboo forest is always enchanting and try to find the cave off a side trail. The only downside is that parking can be difficult during busy times. And one way roads in some areas to the parking area so can be tricky. But it's usually not an issue and definitely worth a visit.

27 days ago

Birds, trees, invasive species,
Best spot in the southeast (Atlanta, at least)

Great overlook of the river.

Really enjoyed my walk here. Beautiful scenery. Lots of people but still quiet enough. Loved it!

1 month ago

Good scenic trial, at the same time best at make you sweat.. we enjoyed this... map is must to keep u on track, else you might loop in same spot or reach ur car sooner

Nice trails for running. Good ground. Interspersed loops to go and loopback around as long as you want to go. Cool creeks and little falls, plus big granite boulders to play on. So glad I made a pitstop here during my Thursday errands. Will be back

good short trail. a lot of the trails wind up in people's backyards

Nice trail in the city. Easy but with lots to see, especially the bamboo grove. Watch out for snakes.

Beautiful walk and a wonderful place to spend a day around Atlanta.

the best in atlanta for keeping dogs and you cool due to the dog beach

2 months ago

Certain trails can be very hilly, so wear closed toed shoes. (A lot of people were wearing sandals as they walked towards the river, but not knowing they still have to use a trail.)

It’s pretty cool and the best part is getting to the trail that runs parallel to the river. However, be careful bc the park hasn’t really cleared the trails so you might have to hop over or under a few logs. But the views were worth it!

Beautiful hike the water was so refreshing!!!

2 months ago

We did not do the entire trail as parts were very muddy and wet. The section along the lake was very pretty but I would not call this part EASY due to some hilly parts with lots of roots and places to balance on logs crossing streams.

2 months ago

Very nice park with a great deal of foliage to protect from sun and rain. Having said that, I was a little disappointed because of a lack of signage and also because every "path" was muddy and flooded. This won't stop me from coming back but it made the trail quick slippery and might be an issue for older or less skilled hikers. Pretty views once you get to the river.

2 months ago

Nice shaded path for running. Very busy on the weekends, but the trails are wide enough for everyone. Off the wide main paths, there are smaller trails for biking and people who want a more strenuous hike.

2 months ago

Parking is limited.

2 months ago

Not the most scenic hike, but a good one nonetheless. Well marked trail, lots of parking, and occasional views of the river. Hard to believe it is right next to 400 because there is very little traffic noise, even during rush hour.

Nice trail. More easy than moderate. Would bring the grandkids. Let them play in the water.

3 months ago

Walked with a 17 and 8 year old. All three of us loved every step. There are small waterfalls and the path is well maintained. In fact volunteers and rangers were out working on the trail. The museum is also a cannot miss.

3 months ago

Very nice hike, there are too many unleashed dogs there. I almost stepped on a 5' snake. I would have given it 5 stars but the unleashed dogs and lack of parking have it a four star rating.

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