There’s no denying that the Chattahoochee is one of Atlanta’s favorite places to hike, with an awesome selection of hiking trails available along the river. As fall goes full force with the foliage, it’s one of the best spots to see the leaves change color in and around the city.
So, if you’re searching for some trails to take this season, then we know the perfect spot on the Chattahoochee that boasts several options for a stroll to soak up the autumnal vibes and fall foliage.
If you head to Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, accessible via Akers Mill, you’ll be in close proximity to some of the best hiking trails in Atlanta. The West Palisades Trails is close-by, where you can explore the beautiful natural beauty of the Chattahoochee, and there’s no better time to visit this beloved woodland than in the fall!
The surrounding trails possess killer views of the river, and it’s an awesome spot to see Mother Nature paint by ever-changing numbers. The Palisades West Trail is a looping continuation of the equally enchanting Rottonwood Creek Trail, which is also a great place to start your hiking adventure around the area.
On the other side of the river, there’s the East Palisades Trail, accessible via The Indian Trail Entrance in Sandy Springs, or The Whitewater Creek Entrance in Atlanta. What unique about this specific trail is that you can access the unique bamboo forest nestled along the Chattahoochee.
In other Chattahoochee news, the City of Atlanta recently announced that the plans for the river’s first ever public park is in full fruition! Specific features and things to do at the park are being determined, but plans to feature a Chattahoochee trail, as well as a connection to the Whetstone Creek PATH multi-use Trail.