Island Ford Trail

Dunwoody, Georgia 30356

Island Ford Trail

Island Ford Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This hike explores the floodplain and watershed of the Chattahoochee in the vicinity of Island Ford, one of the river’s first commonly used fords."

Island Ford Trail Reviews

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1/29/2011
Nothing particularly challenging or scenic about this trail. The second half of the hike is good for families with it's flat terrain and mostly paved paths; you can take the Lake Trail in the forest to get off the paved Path portion. Good weather this weekend but this would suck in the summer heat since you're walking around a rock quarry. Did come across 3 geocaches that are family friend. IN SUMMARY - great for people with kids under 10 or if you just need to get on a trail in the winter; otherwise, leave it behind.
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9/1/2010
I drove to Panola state park first hoping to do some biking/hiking. The parking lot there felt rundown and the trails looked unkempt so I drove up to Arabia Mtn Park. What you see first when driving from the south is an entrance on the right. This isnt where you access the trails. You have to pass several decrepit gas stations and a sketchy little area before getting to the parking lot .The trails are paved and take you right next to the busy road for a good ways which detracts from the trail bigtime. I also felt like the signage and general conditions of the parking area and paths to be substandard compared to other GA trails and parks. With such an abundance of great trails in GA, I dont see the point in driving so far for this. I would not recommend it.
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Trail Information

Dunwoody
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.9
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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