Buckhead’s Best Hike (A Secret Riverside Sanctuary in The City)

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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

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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.

New Listing - 22 hours online
$3,996,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
10
TOTAL BATHS
4975 Riverview Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
7
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
6,502
SQFT
1405 N Harris Ridge
Atlanta, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,790,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
10
TOTAL BATHS
10 Harris Glen NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Harris Glen Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,689
SQFT
5210 Riverview Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
 
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$3,290,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
8,361
SQFT
976 Swathmore Drive
Atlanta, GA 30327
Mt Paran Parkway Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,943
SQFT
999 Mount Paran Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$2,195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,662
SQFT
1415 N Harris Ridge
Atlanta, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$550,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
3,711
SQFT
1662 Musket Ridge NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Mt Paron Forest Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,863
SQFT
4402 Whitewater Creek Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Whitewater Creek Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,126
SQFT
4767 Riverview Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
 
Short Sale
$679,250
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,615
SQFT
5080 Riverview Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
Riverview Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$2,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,052
SQFT
4409 Mt Paran Parkway NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Chastain Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$7,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
12
TOTAL BATHS
9,194
SQFT
40 Cates Ridge Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
North Buckhead Subdivision
$1,799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,189
SQFT
5020 Riverview Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
 
$1,089,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,034
SQFT
1609 Musket Ridge
Atlanta, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
$4,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
10
TOTAL BATHS
8,800
SQFT
4220 Harris Trail NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
 
$7,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
12
TOTAL BATHS
26,000
SQFT
4499 Garmon Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
Price Change - 2 days ago
$725,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,459
SQFT
4103 Flintlock Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Whitewater Creek Subdivision
$2,895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
10,014
SQFT
4755 Riverview Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
$2,595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
10,867
SQFT
4359 Whitewater Creek Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Whitewater Subdivision