• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Rising River Waters Can Kill!

    Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »

  • Call for Water Release Schedule

    With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »

Event Details

  • 05/01/2013

    Location: Oxbo Road, Roswell, GA 30075 | Map Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM Fee Information: FREE Contact Name: Island Ford Visitor Contact Station Contact Phone Number: 678-538-1200

Join the National Park Service for a great loop hike through the oak hickory ridge forest, mesic forest, and the ridge top trail on the steep slopes above the scenic Vickery Creek Ravine. We will see very large big leaved Umbrella Magnolia. Our loop will take us past beautiful areas with native ferns, shrubs and wildflowers. We will observe an succession area several years after a pine beetle kill. The ridge top trail shows plants which survive in shallow soils, cliff areas, and dry conditions. This is a great trail to discover.

Dress for the weather; wear very comfortable hiking shoes and dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and your activity level. Don't forget drinking water, binoculars, hand lens, notebook, and camera!

Reservations are required; please call 678-538-1200 to make your reservation, space is limited!

Program Cancellation Policy