Wooden stairs and bridge on day hike along Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

 

Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Riverside Trail

 

Location and Riverside Trail Hiking Maps with Images and other Information

Coweta County

Official Website: Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Entry Fee: $5 per vehicle

Traffic: Light to Moderate

 

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Riverside Trail is a 3-mile (each way) there and back trail along the roiled Chattahoochee River. Following it, you will meander through dense woods, usually about 20 yards or more from the shoreline apart from a few spurs for a river view. I went past the trail turnaround and did some gravel road, non-trail walking to extend the trail to about 11 miles and make it more of a loop as mapped below.

 

The trail is of moderate difficulty owing mostly to hills which are not so much high or steep as ongoing. On my extended hike, I had a total of a 540 foot elevation gain. The trail is narrow, mostly clear except for a few fallen trees, but you do go through some knee-high grass. I advise tick repellent for that reason, but I attracted few mosquitoes and saw no ticks.

 

The first mile of the trail has moderate traffic. After that, it thins out to light to nonexistent even on the weekend. It’s well-blazed with white markers, but there are a couple of areas where it can be easy to lose the trail. This is especially true in the autumn when fallen leaves obscure areas of the trail. My AllTrails App came in handy a few times to keep on track.

 

The woods itself is mostly deciduous trees such as oak, but by the second mile you’ll notice some longleaf pine reaching above the canopy. I saw three deer – all of them after moving beyond Riverside Trail – but otherwise not an abundance of wildlife.

 

The trail is frankly not very photogenic or exciting for nature viewing, but it makes up for that in other ways. The hills provide some challenge, and it’s a great hike in summer as the forest canopy provides shade most of the time.

 

The park offers other trails such as Wild Turkey Trail, accessible from Riverside Trail, for a total of about 12 miles of marked hiking trail to enjoy.

 

Hiking map of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Hiking map of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail - PDF map of trail hike

 

Interactive Map of trail at AllTrails - Web and Mobile App

 

Find below pictures and a Google Map.

 

Dirt trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Georgia

Earthen trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Georgia

 

Room without a view - lookout platform at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Room without a view - lookout platform at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

 

Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Riverside Trail

 

Pine at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

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Hiking Riverside Trail, Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Look up - Hiking Riverside Trail, Chattahoochee Bend State Park

 

Dirt road into the woods

Dirt road into the woods

 

 

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Wooden stairs and bridge on day hike along Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Hiking map of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Dirt trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Georgia

Room without a view - lookout platform at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Pine at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Hiking Riverside Trail, Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Dirt road into the woods

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Wooden stairs and bridge on day hike along Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Hiking map of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Dirt trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Georgia

Room without a view - lookout platform at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Pine at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Hiking Riverside Trail, Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Dirt road into the woods

Down South

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Wooden stairs and bridge on day hike along Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Hiking map of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Dirt trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Georgia

Room without a view - lookout platform at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Pine at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Hiking Riverside Trail, Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Dirt road into the woods

Down South

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Wooden stairs and bridge on day hike along Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Hiking map of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Dirt trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Georgia

Room without a view - lookout platform at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Pine at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Hiking Riverside Trail, Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Dirt road into the woods

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Wooden stairs and bridge on day hike along Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Hiking map of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Dirt trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Georgia

Room without a view - lookout platform at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Pine at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Hiking Riverside Trail, Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Dirt road into the woods

Down South

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Wooden stairs and bridge on day hike along Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Hiking map of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Dirt trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Georgia

Room without a view - lookout platform at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Pine at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Hiking Riverside Trail, Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Dirt road into the woods

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Wooden stairs and bridge on day hike along Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park
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Wooden stairs and bridge on day hike along Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Hiking map of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Dirt trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Georgia

Room without a view - lookout platform at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Pine at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Hiking Riverside Trail, Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Dirt road into the woods

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Wooden stairs and bridge on day hike along Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Hiking map of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Dirt trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Georgia

Room without a view - lookout platform at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Pine at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Hiking Riverside Trail, Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Dirt road into the woods

Bryan Lindenberger
Wooden stairs and bridge on day hike along Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Hiking map of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Dirt trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Georgia

Room without a view - lookout platform at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Pine at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Trail

Hiking Riverside Trail, Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Dirt road into the woods

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