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Sunday Morning at East Palisades- Indian Trail Entrance

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Atlanta - Just inside the perimeter   Hike: Sunday Morning at East Palisades- Indian Trail Entrance  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 19 2017  9:00 am >> Sun, Mar 19 2017 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Mar 15 2017 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Mar 19 2017 9:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:18
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 19 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Ready for lots of hills and trails at East Palisades?  We will hike at a moderate pace for about 7 miles of the trails in this section of the  Chattahoochee NRA taking in areas along the river as well as the inner, hilly trails.   Because of the distance, hills, pace, and terrain,  this is NOT a good hike for beginners.  Please be sure you're comfortable with at least several hard D2 hikes before you tackle this one.  We will stay together as a group, which means we'll have to wait for people who can't keep up . . . and we want it to be an enjoyable workout for everyone. (If you're new to the club with no record of your hiking experience, please expect an email asking for evidence that you can handle this event.) 

If you bring your dog, it should be able to keep up with the group and interact well with other dogs and people. The Chattahoochee NRA requires that owners keep their dogs on a leash and clean up after their pets on the trails. The reputation of the AOC is at stake when we hike together, so please be willing to comply with park rules. A maximum of three dogs will be permitted on this hike.

Please note the directions for parking at the Indian Trail entrance to the park. This entrance has a long gravel road that should be navigated at a very slow speed to minimize the chance of hitting a pot hole. And remember to bring $3 cash for the National Park Service parking fee, unless you have a Chattahoochee NRA annual pass.

Repeat:  Drive SLOWLY as soon as you leave the paved road and get onto the gravel path!  There are dips and potholes that appear suddenly, so be careful!  Also, you may have to pull over for oncoming cars.

NO BATHROOM FACILITIES AT THIS LOCATION, but trees are abundant.   And you'll need either an annual CNRA parking pass or $3 cash for a daily windshileld pass.

Required Items to Bring:


Fluids - - preferably electrolyte enhanced

Sturdy hiking shoes  (lots of rocks and roots in some areas)

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.


Poles are recommended if you have them.  They can be helpful on the hills and on some of the rocky areas.  Even a single pole can be very helpful.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:


1425 Indian Trail NW

Sandy Springs, GA 30327

GPS Coordinates:  33.884290, -84.43679605

From eastbound Interstate 285

  • Take exit 22, Northside Drive, New Northside Drive, and Powers Ferry Road.
  • Right on Northside Drive to Powers Ferry Road.
  • Go through Intersection at Powers Ferry Road and 1.1 Miles to Indian Trail.
  • Right On Indian Trail and will dead end at the unit's entrance.


 From westbound Interstate 285

  • Take exit 22, Northside Drive, New Northside Drive, and Powers Ferry Road.
  • Straight to the second traffic light.
  • Left onto Northside Drive to Powers Ferry Road.
  • Go through the intersection at Powers Ferry and 1.1 miles to Indian Trail.
  • Right on Indian Trail and will dead end at the unit's entrance



Remember to bring $3.00 cash for a parking pass, unless you have an annual pass to the CNRAreas.

Trail Map - .pdf


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.