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Monday Morning at East Palisades - Indian Trail Entrance

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA   Hike: Monday Morning at East Palisades - Indian Trail Entrance  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Oct 18 2021  10:00 am >> Mon, Oct 18 2021 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Oct 14 2021 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Oct 18 2021 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 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: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


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 challenging hills we have to deal with and some trails that are technically difficult because of rocks and roots.  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 fast 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 10 am.   Please arrive 10 minutes early to get settled, buy a park pass ($5) online if you don't already have one,  and meet your fellow members.  Park passes can be purchased in advance online at .  Annual passes ($40) are highly recommended if you plan to hike throughout the year.

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 River NRA requires that owners keep their dogs on a leash and clean up after their pets on the trails, and the AOC abides by their rules.  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!

Be adware that the road from the entrance sign to the parking lot is rutted with some potholes that should be avoided.  GO SLOWLY as you drive down the road!  


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 for the hills we'll hike, and to keep yourself from tripping over some of the rocks and roots.  Bring one or two of 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° 53' 2.54" N, 84° 26' 12.79" 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



Be very careful driving up the entrance road to the parking lot.  Deep ruts in the road can scrape the bottom of low-lying cars.  GO SLOWLY!  Pull over for oncoming cars.

Remember to pay for your parking pass in advance ($5), unless you have an annual pass to the CRNRAreas. Otherwise, bring your smartphone to pay online at the kiosk.

Trail Map -


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

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