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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

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Address: 1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350-3432
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East and West Palisades trails

We did these trails over two weekends and loved them! This place is within the city and so convenient. We took an Uber and so didn't have the hassle of finding parking. It can get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lolita D
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did these trails over two weekends and loved them! This place is within the city and so convenient. We took an Uber and so didn't have the hassle of finding parking. It can get pretty crowded on the weekends but we had our moment so solitude on the trails as well. Both trails skirt the river and the views... More 

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I use this area several times a week. There are numerous trails for hikers and biker alike. There is one flat 3.1 miles loop and miles and miles of hilly wooded trails with even a pond thrown in for good measure. The trails are exceptionally well marked, though there is one trail not yet on the map, but it should... More 

Thank stacey s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

If you are feeling tired and exhausted from the workload of you office, this riverside forest cum park is the place you should be heading on weekends to find peace, breath of fresh air, beautiful green landscape soothing to eyes and a free flowing shallow river full of ducks and fishes. There is ample space at designated spots to park... More 

Thank Ayush G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The Chattahoochee River and this Recreation Area is kept up by the Parks Service as a refuge from Atlanta and its busy traffic and noise. There are many walkways, as well as trails, to enjoy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Very informative as far as natural habitat and river. Lots of exhibits. Very helpful people working there.

Thank Ben Z
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I walk daily and amp it up by trying out different trails in my area. Lucky me the Chattahooche National Forest trails are easy for me to access. I especially walk Sope Creek on Paper Mill, two trails on the road parallel to 285 near Powers Ferry and the Johnson Ferry trails in Cobb. I've seen deer, river otters, turtle... More 

Thank kmm66101
Venice, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit especially in the fall! I loved the trails, and all the information that was posted.

Thank Samatha E
Atlanta, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Was so thrilled to find this national park practically in my own back yard. Beautiful, peaceful, well kept. Will surely be going back again and again to see it in every season.

Thank Wendy L
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I spent about 3 hours scouring the trails around this area and enjoyed the scenery, the segment of the Chattahoochee River that it parallels, and the geology and wildlife. At the time of my visit, Mallard ducks were swimming along with the trout in the river along the shoals. There are fascinating geologic formations around the park, evidence of powerful... More 

Thank N4595KRricharde
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place,very easy walking trail with water views.Good for biking,walking and running. You can bring your pets,fee is 3 dollars.

Thank Jannette S

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