HIKING WITH A CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER VIEW
View from the overlook, East Palisade.
Date: Saturday 11th May at 10:00 am
Place: Chattahoochie National Recreation Area; Palisades East Trail. Please meet at; Indian Trail parking lot park entrance..
East Palisades is a unique hike in a densely forested park that rises to 400 feet above theChattahoochee River. It offers some of the most scenic views of the river south of Lake Lanier.
Located in northwestern Fulton County, East Palisades loop is surrounded by some of the Georgia's wealthiest homes. Two entrance points exist to the park, off Indian Trail and Whitewater Trail, both with modest parking (fee $3.00, November, 2011). Once within the confines of the park, it is as though you have stepped a hundred fifty years into Georgia's past. This overview is told walking clockwise from the Indian Trail lot.
Initially the blue blazed trail descends down an easy-to-moderate root-strewn hill. Long Island Creek, a Chattahoochee River tributary runs alongside the trail at the bottom of the hill. On the approach to Whitewater Trail parking lot the footpath crosses Long Island Creek on a series of bridges. After the last bridge the trail turns and hugs the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Occasionally, sidepaths to the left lead down to the riverbank.
The path follows several switchbacks to the top of East Palisades, where a side path drops down some steps to an overlook that gives a breathtaking view of the river flowing north to south. Due north of the hill is Vinings, the junction I-285 and I-75. From here the trail climbs to a ridge, which it follows back to a point on the road to the parking area. Turn right on the road and continue to the parking area.
Directions to the Indian Trail entrance
Palisades East Trail
1414 Indian Trail NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
From I-285 east, take exit 22 Northside Drive and turn right. Travel 1.2 miles to Indian Trail and turn right. Continue on the paved portion of Indian Trail for 0.4 miles. The road becomes a gravel road and continues for 0.3 miles to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Park parking lot. From I-285 west take Exit 16, Riverside Drive, South on Riverside Drive. Travel 0.5 miles, then bear right on Mount Vernon. At 1.2 miles turn left on Northside Drive. Indian Trail is on the right in 0.6 miles. Continue on the paved portion of Indian Trail for 0.4 miles. The road becomes a gravel road and continues for 0.3 miles to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Park parking lot.
After Hike Brunch at the Royal China Restaurant.
If you wish to join us after the hike, we will drive to ;Royal China Restaurant
3295 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd Chamblee, GA 30341
Where we will have delicious brunch of Dim Sum. Come enjoy yet another adventure of Asian cuisine with us. Let us guide you through savory dishes and interesting conversation.Also use the Commerce Club bounce back.... Present Roxanne Vallone with a receipt and earn a complimentary appetizer back at the Club on a future date.
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