Metro Hooch Professional Guide
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."