Georgia July 25, 2019
This 4-Mile Hike In Georgia Takes You Through An Enchanting Forest
Don’t you just love those hiking trails in Georgia that lead you to places that you didn’t even know exist?! Might be few and far between, but they’re there. This particular hiking trail we’re referencing below is one that you might use the adjectives “magical” and “enchanted” to describe. Clocking in at around 4 miles roundtrip, take a look at the hike in Georgia that will take you to a forest of wonderment and curiosity.
One of the most spectacular hiking trails in Georgia is the East Palisades Trail in Sandy Springs.
As part of the Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area, East Palisades Trail features some epic waterside hiking, plus views over the river that are breathtaking.
Clocking in at around 4 miles roundtrip, this hiking trail is perfect for warm weather hiking or when the leaves start changing during the autumn months.
There is so much to see along this trail, not just because of the rapids of the river or the bridge overlook known as Poppi’s Point…
…but also because of the most unusual and enchanting forest that is entirely exotic to Georgia, but also for the United States.
The Bamboo Forest along the East Palisades Trail is as magical as you would expect—taking hikers to a different world that is practically right out of a movie.
While bamboo is not common in Georgia, this forest is filled with towering trees, swaying and knocking together in the breeze for one of the most calming moments of the entire hike.
Take your time walking through this portion of the trail—heck, pack a picnic and sit under the bamboo reeds enjoying the serenity of the sunlight filtering through the trees.
On warmer days, this hiking trail is an absolute must, as hiking alongside the river is an enjoyable way to stay cool.
Just make sure to detour through the enchanted bamboo forest for a hidden gem experience in Georgia that is sure to delight.
Address: 1425 Indian Trail NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30327
Hours of Operation: 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST.
To learn more about the East Palisades Trail, visit the
AllTrails website. Also, if you’re looking for more outdoor opportunities in Georgia, check out this historic hike through an abandoned trail tunnel.