Metro Hooch

Sandy Plains, Georgia 30075

Metro Hooch

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This used to be a much more popular paddle, but an unfair rap of poor water quality has kept people off it in recent years. Yes, the water quality may suffer after a big rain with excessive urban runoff, but under normal conditions it is just fine.

Trout live here, and for me that is sufficient ground for paddling. Leave the put-in. Notice how cool the water is here—the discharge from Buford Dam still keeps the water chilly, even 37 miles downstream. Immediately pass under the Johnson Ferry Road bridge. The river is more than 100 feet wide at this point. It is well forested, clear, and attractive, with public land on river-right."

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Trail Information

Sandy Plains
Nearby City
Skill Level
3 hours
Cool, fast-moving urban river. Chattahoochee River above Roswell; no minimum runnable level; maximum runnable level, flood stage. Gradient is 5.6 feet per mile.
Tidal Information
March to October
High Country Outfitters, 3906-B Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30342; (404) 814-0999
Local Contacts
USGS: Sandy Springs, Northwest Atlanta; DeLorme: Georgia Atlas and Gazetteer, page 20
Local Maps

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Dec 2018