There is a second trailhead at 3700 Akers Drive Atlanta, GA 30339. Parking is available at both trailheads. If you start at the south (Cobb Parkway) trailhead, this hike includes part of the Rottonwood Creek trail, before veering off into unpaved trails.
If you arrive in the first weekend in November, like I happened to in 2016, especially if the weather is unseasonably warm, you might find dozens of fly fishers in the river. This is because of the "Delayed Harvest" rule, where fish must be released along this section of the Chattahoochee between November 1 and May 14 of each year. This is a time when the river is stocked with trout from hatcheries, so it's considered to be a good time and place for beginners to fish.
Address: 3444 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339
Admission: Free, $5/day parking fee per car
Approximate miles of trails: 6
Hours: Dawn to dusk, exact park hours are posted at the trailheads
Miles from downtown Atlanta: 10
Trail surface: Part paved, part natural
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Updated November 4, 2017