LOCATION: Whitewater Creek Road Sandy Springs, Georgia LENGTH: 4.75 miles HIKING TIME: 3 Hours TYPE: Loop RANKING: Moderate due to hill ACCESS: Open year round USAGE: Moderate FEES: $3.00 Parking MAPS: At Trailhead SURFACE: Compact soil FEATURES: No restrooms. COMMENTS: Great views of Chattahoochee River and has tall bamboo trees PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Palisades East is a unit of the Chattahoochee National Recreation area and a great hike in the woods. The views of the homes do not take away from the hike.
Hiking to the bamboo forest is a must on this trail.
There is a place to put in a small boat or kayak for fishing. The parking area is not very large and does get crowded with folks fishing.
We saw several people using the trail to run with their dogs.
DIRECTIONS FROM ATLANTA:
Take I-285 to Exit 24 (Riverside Drive) and turn left at end of ramp. Turn Right onto Mount Vernon Hwy and will dead-end at Northside Drive. Turn left onto Northside Drive. Turn right onto Indian Trail.
There is a second parking area if you turn right onto Harris Road and then right onto Whitewater Creek Road. See the entrance on the right.