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Short hills, nice views - particularly in the fall/winter. Hike takes you to the foundation of an old house by the river. Upstream takes you through a bamboo forest and then a little bouldering to get another nice view just south of 285. When the water is low you can get pretty far across the river. Snakes commonly seen at the river edge and on the rocks in the river.

Great for a quick evening hike when you don't have a lot of time but want to maximize your workout. Beautiful scenery, lots of deer, cool breeze from the river. The best part is you can't hear the traffic and this trail is right next to 285.

Pretty basic gravel trail with almost no elevation. Open field is pretty and you can see some big planes flying into Dobbins at times. Pretty busy when we went on a Wednesday around 1pm.

Great evening hike for two novice hikers. We even found wild strawberries off the P8 point!

It was $5 to enter the trail. With all the free trails out there, I don’t see a purpose in paying $5 to walk less than 2 miles.

A nice paved trail along the Chattahoochee River. Trails is fairly wide to accommodate the number of people on the trail, including mountain bikers. River makes for good scenery. Quite a few people out in the winter time. Fee or pass required for parking. Some signage in need of repair. Restrooms available at each end of trail

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.

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.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The official name for the park is “Lost Corner Preserve”. Its entrance is off Brandon Mill Rd, near where said road intersects Dalrymple Rd. At the time I visited, there was no signage, but the parking lot can be seen from the road. The preserve consists of 24 acres that formerly was part of an historic working farm that dated back to the mid 1800s. The quaint cottage home, shaded by massive oaks, was built in 1920 and is only open for scheduled events. A word of warning, there is an apiary (Beehives) on the property. The bees did not bother me but I would refrain from wearing any cologne/perfume. The trail is very tranquil, especially the rest stop at Falling Branches Creek. Dogs can be on the trail but must be leashed.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

nice short trail. not crowded.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Nice trail

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Short, shady, flat and easy!

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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.

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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!

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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