Sope Creek

Cobb County, Georgia

Distance2.4mi
Elevation Gain680ft
Trailhead Elevation972ft
Top1,022ft
Elevation Min/Max842/1022ft
Elevation Start/End972/972ft

Sope Creek

Sope Creek is a hiking and biking trail in Cobb County, Georgia. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 972 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 680 feet. This trail connects with the following: Cochran Shoals.

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Ren and Helen Davis
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"This park unit preserves woodlands and river bottomlands surrounding the site of the nineteenth-century Marietta Paper Mill on the banks of Sope Creek. While the origins of the creek’s name are obscure, it is believed to come from Cherokee Chief “Sope,” who lived in the area in the early 1800s. The original mill was constructed by slaves in the 1850s; it produced paper for Confederate currency during the Civil War. The mill, spared by Union forces in 1864, succumbed to fire in the 1870s. The rebuilt mill closed in 1903, and the abandoned buildings slowly deteriorated to the ruins seen today." Read more

Sope Creek Reviews

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1/28/2012
Moderate difficulty. Close to the city. There is some up and down. Lots of maps to guide you through the park. Stay off the bike trail if you have a dog. Great places by the creek to have a snack/picnic. Check out my full review on my blog. http://twentysevenintwentytwelve.blogspot.com/2012/02/stepping-out-paper-mill-trail.html
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Trail Information

Cobb County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, 1978 Island Ford Parkway, Atlanta 30350; (678) 538-1200; www.nps.gov/chat
Local Contacts
USGS Sandy Springs; maps also available at park website (maps are downloadable to tablet or smartphone with QR code and marked waypoints).
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