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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350-3432
+1 800-232-7238
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The Hooch

Great hiking trails along the river or you can kayak or bring your tube down and float the river... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
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Medlock Bridge

Medlock Bridge is a small park within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Duluth... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
cheryl h
Durham, North Carolina
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12 May 2017
“The Hooch”
10 May 2017
“Beautiful park tucked away”
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1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350-3432
+1 800-232-7238
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Great hiking trails along the river or you can kayak or bring your tube down and float the river. Great on a hot southern day.

Thank Lilchung
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Medlock Bridge is a small park within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Duluth, GA. It offers picnic tables, fishing, canoeing, and a nice trail along the Chattahoochee River. The trail is dirt and is a flat, easy walk for beginner hikers.

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is located off 400 in Sandy Springs. When you see the entrance and turn into it, you will drive farther down to the visitor's center. There is a $3 parking fee if you do not have the annual pass. The...More

Thank Nicki K
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a Park enveloped by the City. It is surrounded by apartments/condos and seems to be in a residential area which is great for the people that live there. The Welcome Center had a lot of information of native species and birds, plants, animals....More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

The NRA is divided into multiple units; I visited the Sandy Spring Unit, where the Visitor's center is located. The ranger on duty was friendly and willing to give advice. I walked down the hill in the back to the river and then along the...More

Thank wewhynot
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Very nice trails to hike. Great view of the river and the different wildlife around it. Nice picnic areas.

Thank terhadley
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We did these trails over two weekends and loved them! This place is within the city and so convenient. We took an Uber and so didn't have the hassle of finding parking. It can get pretty crowded on the weekends but we had our moment...More

Thank Lolita D
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I use this area several times a week. There are numerous trails for hikers and biker alike. There is one flat 3.1 miles loop and miles and miles of hilly wooded trails with even a pond thrown in for good measure. The trails are exceptionally...More

Thank stacey s
Reviewed 26 January 2017

If you are feeling tired and exhausted from the workload of you office, this riverside forest cum park is the place you should be heading on weekends to find peace, breath of fresh air, beautiful green landscape soothing to eyes and a free flowing shallow...More

Thank Ayush G
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The Chattahoochee River and this Recreation Area is kept up by the Parks Service as a refuge from Atlanta and its busy traffic and noise. There are many walkways, as well as trails, to enjoy.

Thank jpjpjpjpj
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Jaime S
Are there trails and walking paths that are paved? Looking to take a stroller that doesn't handle dirt roads that well at all.
24 March 2017|
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Response from N4595KRricharde | Reviewed this property |
kmm66101 above has a good take on this. There are some paved walkways and there are some rougher dirt paths to hike. I have seen a lot of people hiking with toddlers but its a lot of work without the stroller so I suppose... More
I am planning to visit this place for wildlife-watching and photography, say from 0800 hrs to 1130 hrs in morning. I would like know the following: How long are the trails at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area? Any specific trails that are must visit for birds & wildlife?
24 November 2016|
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Response from kmm66101 | Reviewed this property |
fs.usda.gov/activity/conf/recreation/natureviewing This web site has additional information about wildlife in the natural area. Hiking by the water and wetlands, one can see mammals, many species of bird (including water... More
Where is the best place to rent an canoe/kayak? I see that there are different areas...
4 August 2016|
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Response from hairgone | Reviewed this property |
I do not kayak, tube, canoe or swim in the river. I just don't trust the water quality. The river is the trash bin for Georgia! The hiking is great, however!