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Sunday Morning at East Palisades - Indian Trail Entrance

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Indian Trail Entrance, East Palisades Unit - Chattahoochee NRA   Hike: Sunday  Morning at East Palisades - Indian Trail Entrance  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 8 2019  9:30 am >> Sun, Dec 8 2019 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Dec 4 2019 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Dec 8 2019 9:30 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 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:16
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


Want to get in some exercise today but want to stay close to home?   Join us for a Saturday morning hike at the East Palisades section of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. We'll start at 9:30 am and finish before noon. 

East Palisades is one of the most beautiful of all the CNRA units. It offers several miles of trails that connect to a scenic overlook that offers excellent views of the Devil's Race Course Shoals. We will hike around 5 miles including sections along the river as well as several steep, rugged hills. Because of the terrain and the steady pace, this would NOT be a good hike for beginners or for people who can't handle a lot of elevation change.  

We will leave promptly at 9:30 am and will hike through most of the featured locations including the bamboo forest, the overlook deck, and perhaps the dog beach if time allows.  Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled and for introductions. 

Please remember to bring $5 cash for the National Park Service parking fee. Alternatively, it's a better deal to get an annual pass if you plan to visit any of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area parks more than 8 times over the next 12 months. Annual pass cost is $40.

The following is a link to get annual passes online.

If you bring your dog, he/she 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. A maximum of 3 dogs will be permitted on this hike on a first to sign up basis.


Required Items to Bring:

Sturdy hiking shoes


Clothing appropriate for the weather


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

Poles are very helpful along these trails for the steep ascents and descents, if you like to use them.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We'll meet at the Indian Trail entrance to the unit. 

1425 Indian Trail NW

Sandy Springs, GA 30327

33.887400 N, -84.433680 W
Note: Latitude and Longitude coordinates are provided as a courtesy to visitors with GPS units.

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 $5.00 cash for a parking pass, unless you have an annual pass to the CNRAreas.

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