Chattahoochee Nature Center - River Boardwalk Trail - Member Hike

Hike Name: Chattahoochee Nature Center - River Boardwalk Trail
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Roswell
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From GA 400 Northbound:
Exit on Northridge (exit #6) and bear to the right, back over the expressway. Immediately after crossing over 400, turn right onto Dunwoody Place. Follow Dunwoody Place until it intersects with Roswell Road (1.2 miles). Turn right onto Roswell Road. At the first traffic light after crossing the Chattahoochee River, turn left onto Azalea Drive. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Willeo Road. CNC is located one-half mile on the right.
Total Hike Distance: 0.50 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Willeo Road
Trails Used: River Boardwalk Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: Other
Contact Information: Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road
Roswell, GA 30075
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a private, non-profit environmental education facility in Roswell, Georgia located next to the Chattahoochee River. The nature center has an indoor interpretive center with live fish, snakes, turtles and an interactive area for kids. Outside, there is a paved walking trail that takes you past beavers, bald eagles, and a number of species of owls and hawks. Six short trails circle the property and range in length from 0.16 to 0.5 miles.

This hike on the River Boardwalk Trail actually takes place across Willeo Road and along a boardwalk situated in the Chattahoochee River basin. It is marked by purple blazes and has excellent views of the river. During our hike, floods damaged a section of the boardwalk which made it necessary to backtrack. However, we enjoyed this short hike which is great for small kids or for anyone looking for a leisurely stroll along the river.




47,200 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Chattahoochee Nature Center - River Boardwalk Trail - November 3, 2012 November 3, 2012 3 stars 1 hour BirdShooter
Chattahoochee Nature Center - River Boardwalk Trail - April 8, 2009 April 8, 2009 3 stars 1 hour leslipeterson


One reply on “Chattahoochee Nature Center - River Boardwalk Trail - Member Hike”

The Boardwalk River Trail can only be accessed when the Chattahoochee Nature Center is open. So check in at main entrance (and expect to pay a fee). The Nature Center has a very cool raptor center outside – so it’s worth the price of admission.

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