Chattahoochee Riverlands Trail

CALL TO ACTION

National Park Service Trail Plan is open for public comment.  Learn how to comment in support of the Chattahoochee Riverlands preferred route and multi-use trails to connect our region!

Chattahoochee Riverlands Trail

The Chattahoochee River is a shared historic, economic, cultural and ecological resource of extraordinary value for the Metro Atlanta Region and Georgia. Along its course, the River ties the region together, forms numerous county and city boundaries, provides drinking water to millions, and offers countless recreation opportunities. The Chattahoochee RiverLands Greenway Study reconsiders the region’s relationship to the River and proposes a collective vision for the future.

Chattahoochee Riverlands Overview Map

The RiverLands proposes a 125-mile uninterrupted multimodal trail running from Buford Dam to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. But, more than a trail, the RiverLands is a linear network of Greenways, Blueways, parks, and the destinations they create, that will bring people to the water’s edge, promote stewardship and conservation of the river, and reveal the subtle magic of the Chattahoochee to all. The RiverLands is composed of:

  • The Greenway – In its current form, the Greenway is a continuous 125-mile multimodal trail that follows the River and connects 19 cities across seven counties. The RiverLands will be accessible to more than one million residents of the Metro Atlanta Region in only a 15-minute bike ride.
  • The Blueway – The 104-mile Blueway unlocks the resources of the waterway and invites people into the Chattahoochee. With 42 water access points (one every two miles on average), the Blueway serves both motorized and non-motorized boating and floating, and reveals new methods of regional water-based movement.
  • Tributary Trails – Tracing tributaries from regional population centers to the Greenway and Blueway, Tributary Trails connect neighborhoods and cities to the River. The RiverLands identified 44 Tributary Trails that bring together Metro Atlanta communities and link them to the River’s edge.

To learn more about the Chattahoochee Riverlands you can visit their page here.

 

Unfortunately, Chattahoochee Riverlands PREFERRED alignment is under threat as the current National Park service Trails Plan omits many of the key trail connections highlighted in the Riverlands plan.  Thankfully, the plan is a draft and is available for public feedback until 4/15.  Click on one of the below links to learn more about some of the potential trail links to include in your comments or click the COMMENT NOW button if you are ready to share your support!

CALL TO ACTION

National Park Service Trail Plan is open for public comment.  Learn how to comment in support of the Chattahoochee Riverlands preferred route and multi-use trails to connect our region!