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Abotts Bridge Trail

Atlanta Metro Area, Georgia

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  • Autumn colors on the Chattahoochee River.- Abotts Bridge Trail
  • The trail from the parking area.- Abotts Bridge Trail
  • Deer can be found along the trail.- Abotts Bridge Trail
  • There are two enormous trees at the beginning of the trail. This is the first one.- Abotts Bridge Trail
  • There are two enormous trees at the beginning of the trail. This is the second one.- Abotts Bridge Trail
  • Another view of the second enormous tree.- Abotts Bridge Trail
  • Small creek that runs into the Chattahoochee River.- Abotts Bridge Trail
  • Tree turning colors along the Chattahoochee River.- Abotts Bridge Trail
  • A view across the Chattahoochee River.- Abotts Bridge Trail
  • A close-up of autumn color changes.- Abotts Bridge Trail
  • Orange fungus on log along the trail.- Abotts Bridge Trail
  • Orange fungus on log along the trail.- Abotts Bridge Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Boat dock. Along the river. Picnic area. Wildlife.
Cons: 
Short. Sometimes overgrown.
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Region:
Atlanta Metro Area, GA
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Highest point: 
906.00 ft (276.15 m)
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Park entrance fee
Permit required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
0.80 mi (1.29 km)
Total elevation gain: 
17.00 ft (5.18 m)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
902.00 ft (274.93 m)
Typically multi-day: 
No
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Abbots Bridge Trail is a short, beautiful hike along the Chattahoochee River. Two massive, old-growth oak trees tower over the beginning of the trail near the boat ramp, and they are a must-see. Scott Hudgens Park marks the turn-around point of the trail. Along the trail you can expect to find wildlife, fishermen, and the beauty of the river. The parking area at Abbots Bridge offers restrooms, a pavilion, a meadow area, and a boat ramp. To find the trail, walk to the boat ramp and you will see the trail heading up a short incline to your left.

The first section of the trail is generally well maintained. However, the second section of the trail is frequently overgrown. At the trail midpoint, you will hop over a small trickle of water, which can expand into a large creek during rainfall. At this point, the Abbots Bridge Trail continues to your right, but this marks the beginning of the section that can become overgrown. A secondary social trail has formed in recent years to the left. This secondary, unofficial trail is shorter, well traveled, and also leads to Scott Hudgens Park.

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