East Palisades Trail

Atlanta, Georgia

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Roughly 5 miles of forest footpaths wind along the steep bluffs overlooking the east side of the river. Only short sections of the East Palisades Trail are steep and strenuous for hiking. The elevation change from the river to the highest point in the unit is about 290 feet. Beginning at the Indian Trail parking area, the path follows an old roadbed for a few yards before dropping down in a series of switchbacks to Whitewater Creek and the river. A bridge on the left crosses Long Island Creek to an alternate trailhead at the Whitewater Creek parking area (Trailhead GPS: N33 52.706’/W84 26.510’).
Hiking Georgia: Atlanta

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Hiking Georgia: Atlanta

by Donald W. Pfitzer and Jimmy Jacobs (Falcon Guides)

Roughly 5 miles of forest footpaths wind along the steep bluffs overlooking the east side of the river. Only short sections of the East Palisades Trail are steep and strenuous for hiking. The elevation change from the river to the highest point in the unit is about 290 feet.

Beginning at the Indian Trail parking area, the path follows an old roadbed for a few yards before dropping down in a series of switchbacks to Whitewater Creek and the river. A bridge on the left crosses Long Island Creek to an alternate trailhead at the Whitewater Creek parking area (Trailhead GPS: N33 52.706’/W84 26.510’).

© 2015 Donald W. Pfitzer and Jimmy Jacobs/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Atlanta
Distance: 4.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3-4 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: National Park Service, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, 1978 Island Ford Pkwy., Atlanta 30350; (770) 399-8070; www.nps.gov/chat
Local Maps: USGS Sandy Springs; page-size map available from the National Park Service office and from www.nps.gov/chat
Driving Directions: Directions to East Palisades Trail

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