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Great trail for running and hiking and cooling off in the river at the whitewater entrance. Weekdays are less crowed than weekends. Lots of vert for this area.

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over grown
8 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Great trail running. A few good scrambles. Long gravel straightaways are a nice rest. Relied on AllTrails highlighted map, as trail trees are not marked, which does make it challenging to get totally in the zone for a run or a hike with so many trail alternatives and forks.

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blowdown
12 days ago

Awesome day in my park.. your park! Come on now. #getoutsideatlanta

hiking
13 days ago

Trail marker E26 is the bamboo forest

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over grown
private property
rocky
15 days ago

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rocky
16 days ago

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rocky
18 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Great place for a scenic walk in the Metro Atlanta area.

hiking
21 days ago

The driving directions take you to the culdesac, it’s the park on the right before that.

Nicenlittle hike, kids loved it.

hiking
23 days ago

Recommend starting at 4432 Whitewater Creek Rd NW parking area and then hike all the way to last marker at the end of trail along the river. You will follow the river and get a great elevation change up to an observation deck between markers EP-10 and EP-14. If you continue on to last marker EP-26 you will reach the bamboo forest which is super cool. You don’t need any tips on how to know when you will reach the bamboo- it will jump out at you ! If you are looking to make a big loop back to where you started - remember the road to Indian Trail parking area is not marked as a trail. The trail looks like it just stops but you can make a nice loop following a wide trail back to Whitewater creek parking lot if walk on the dirt road for a short time.

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rocky
23 days ago

Average trail with pretty cascading (small) waterfall if you go left after you get to the painted picnic tables. If you’d like to hike I recommend turning right at the picnic tables and making the circle. Not any trash like mentioned in previous reviews. Completely shaded. Would have given a better review but I could hear traffic the whole time and the trail is short. Nice to have a quick getaway right in the middle of the Urban area

Great place to run your dog

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muddy
over grown
1 month ago

Great trail. The Cochran Shoals Trail is much more elevation and it’s easy to backtrack. The trail is blazed. I went in trying to do 6 miles and came back to my starting point at 2.4 miles. Note:!’I get lost easily.

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1 month ago

nice easy hike.

hiking
1 month ago

This is an ok inter city trail. Most of it is paved but the paved section does have some steep climbs and you will get a workout from it. I am more of a trail hiker so I appreciate the fact that there are a couple of off-pavement trails to check out along the route. I hadn't walked this trail in a long time so it was a nice revisit next to the river.

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blowdown
muddy
1 month ago

See Cascade Springs Nature Preserve Review.

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blowdown
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muddy
1 month ago

Would have to agree with reviewer Mike on discovering lots of trash and glass along the trails. Seems we arrived a wee bit earlier than when the actual locals living within the park had yet to clear the area. We almost turned around before we even started, due to some sketchy activity going on at the entrance also giving us some weird vibes. Even with this, we decided to give it a whirl. Once we started walking we discovered some neat things amongst the mess, a waterfall, spring house, artsy painted benches & tables & the best of all, 5 beautiful deer with felted antlers. With all the above we managed to get some decent walking in and enjoyed ourselves even though at times, we kept an eye over our shoulders. Best option for enjoying this place seemed to be taking a buddy or your dog. Most people that were out walking with their dogs or living there ;) seemed most at ease

hiking
1 month ago

I actually run this trail, which is to say at my level of conditioning at this point, I run and walk it. Our dog Ridley who is still a puppy at 10 months comes with us and does really well with both the terrain and the other people and dogs on the trail. The trail is not at all like running roads which is precisely why I prefer it. The entire area is well visited but you wouldn't know it because it's so spread out. The elevation changes are perfect for training when you live an hour or so south of the mountains. Running/hiking through this hardwood forest over hill and dale causes your mind to forget you live in a metro area of 5+ million people. Treadmills do not duplicate what this trail does for me physically and spiritually. Plus, it's close to home. We'll be signing up for a trail conservation day sometime soon for sure.

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