E Palisades Trail, Sandy Springs
PHOTO CREDIT: City of Sandy Springs
East Palisades Trail occupies an expanse of land in the region of Sandy Springs — well within the Perimeter — and the sheer diversity of the landscape is overwhelming. The park features trails of various difficulty levels through diverse terrain, but one should not miss the stunning bamboo forest for which it is best known. Some of the best views of the Chattahoochee River are here, making this one of the best-loved hikes in the city. This is not the place to find total solitude, but the woods are beautiful, and there are some steep climbs for a good cardio workout. Pack a picnic, and bask in this actual natural ecosystem in the midst of the city.