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Friday Afternoon at East Palisades - Indian Trail Entrance

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Indian Trail Entrance, East Palisades Unit - Chattahoochee NRA   Hike: Friday Afternoon at East Palisades - Indian Trail Entrance  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 13 2020  12:00 pm >> Fri, Mar 13 2020 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 10 2020 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 13 2020 12:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 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:15
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Hopefully, the rain predicted for Friday morning will leave the area by the time of our hike!

This D2 hike at East Palisades will NOT be a fast hike!  The time allotted is to allow for stops along the way to appreciate the beauty of the park - - maybe some rock hopping if the river level is low.   Be cautioned, however, that there are some hills we have to deal with.  No whining allowed!   We'll take in the bamboo forest, the overlook deck,  and hopefully get to the dog beach on the other end of the park as well.

Be advised:  If you want a workout hike, this is NOT the one to register for.  We will be making several stops, and we won't be rushed.  Plan to stay with the group to engage in conversation and be friendly!  

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 leave promptly at noon.   Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled, buy a park pass ($5)  and meet your fellow members.  

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 three dogs will be permitted on this hike on a first to sign up basis.

There are no bathroom facilities at this location, but there are plenty of trees!


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 helpful for a few of the hills and to keep yourself from tripping over some of the rocks and roots.  Bring them if you have a pair.


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

The road into the park is a long one through a residential area.  Just keep going until you see the large entrance sign for Indian Trail/East Palisades.


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 which 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 which 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.

Trail Map -


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