One of the major draws to living in Buckhead is the juxtaposition of big-city conveniences contrasted with the simple pleasures that a small rural community might offer. One of my favorite things to do in Buckhead is visit the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area to enjoy a Buckhead’s best hike. The power of the river, the wildness of nature, and stunning views are all on dramatic display here.

In 1978 Georgia’s own President Jimmy Carter designated a 48-mile stretch of the River as part of the NPS. The park spans several counties and cities across North Atlanta and includes 15 designated official parking/entry points.

Down a quiet residential Buckhead street in the Whitewater Creek Neighborhood there is an unassuming NPS sign pointing down an old 1-lane road towards the “Palisades – Whitewater Creek” area. It’s easy to miss, and most Buckhead residents have never visited. At the end of this road you will find, without a doubt, the most wild and beautiful section of the entire 48-mile park.

I hope you enjoy the photos of my recent hike below and scroll all the way down to see the homes for sale within walking distance of this area. But mostly I hope you get out and experience Buckhead’s best hike for yourself. To get there use the following address in your GPS (and don’t tell anyone I sent you): 4059 Whitewater Creek Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327.

Photos of Buckhead’s Best Hike

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Buckhead's Best Hike is in the Palisades area of the Chattahoochee National Rec Area

Buckhead’s Best Hike is in the Palisades area of the Chattahoochee National Rec Area


Homes For Sale Within Walking Distance

What could be better than waking up on a Saturday morning, walking straight out your front door and being in the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area within minutes? If you want to live within walking distance of Buckhead’s best hike, then look at the homes for sale below. I have carefully outlined the map to include the immediate neighborhoods that are walkable to one of the park entrances.

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