Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area East Palisades Trail

Atlanta, Georgia 30384

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area East Palisades Trail

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: East Palisades Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The East Palisades Trail gets its name from the high walls of granite rising above the Chattahoochee River. From atop these bluffs you can look down on rapids coursing through a broad section of the river strewn with boulders.

Kayakers run these shoals, but as far back as the 1800s boaters found the rapids hair-raising enough to dub this gauntlet the Devil’s Race Course. While the East Palisades Trail leads to bluff views, much of it runs flat beside the water, providing a comfortable path for throngs of walkers and joggers. The 393-acre forest also includes trails that loop through rolling hills of oak and poplar. Navigation here is not difficult as maps are posted at most trail junctions, making it easy to find your way. There are approximately 5 miles of trails in the area, so the round-trip hiking distance and time can vary."

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Trail Information

Atlanta
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.8
Distance
895 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2–3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
National Park Service, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Local Contacts
A National Park Service Chattahoochee River map is available online at nps.gov/chat, and an East Palisades map is online at tinyurl.com /kc86zag
Local Maps