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 - 5 days online
$10,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
13
TOTAL BATHS
15,500
SQFT
1150 W Garmon Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
7,014
SQFT
4765 Harris Trail NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
2,938
SQFT
4950 Riverview Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
Buckhead/Sandy Springs Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,570
SQFT
4473 Sentinel Post Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
Whitewater Creek Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,095,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,845
SQFT
3 Harris Glen NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Harris Glen Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$2,499,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
4778 Northside Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Sandy Springs Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,003
SQFT
6550 Powers Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30339
Riverside Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$1,574,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,408
SQFT
1023 Somerset Drive
Atlanta, GA 30327
Mount Paran Parkway Subdivision
$3,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
7,277
SQFT
1101 Garmon Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
$2,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,400
SQFT
4390 Paran Place NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Chastain Subdivision
$1,649,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,011
SQFT
8 Whitewater Trail NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Whitewater Creek Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$849,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,191
SQFT
5088 Riverview Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
$3,996,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
10
TOTAL BATHS
14,475
SQFT
4975 Riverview Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
$2,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BED
10
TOTAL BATHS
12,109
SQFT
4179 Randall Court NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
$1,695,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,500
SQFT
4141 Harris Trail NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$1,225,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
7
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,471
SQFT
4102 Whitewater Creek Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Whitewater Creek Subdivision
Short Sale
$617,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,615
SQFT
5080 Riverview Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
Riverview Subdivision
$2,699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
11,628
SQFT
1370 Indian Trail
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
 
$3,395,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,300
SQFT
5315 Riverview Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
 
$4,650,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
7
BED
10
TOTAL BATHS
14,000
SQFT
4520 Northside Drive
Atlanta, GA 30327
Chastain Park Subdivision