Since the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) was created in 1978, its 83 miles of hiking, running and biking trails have been loved to death by the millions of people who annually enjoy the fifteen park units along the Chattahoochee River.
In order to reverse the years of degradation, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy (CPC) is working with the National Park Service (NPS) and other partners to develop a strategic maintenance and restoration plan. Our goals are to create better trails, restore habitat, increase connectivity to neighboring communities and improve educational opportunities for visitors today and in the decades to come.
CPC launched the Campaign to Restore Your Chattahoochee Park Trails in 2017 to raise funds to support the first-ever trail assessment and master plan for the CRNRA. Thanks to a generous matching offer by Trust for Public Land – and your contributions – we reached our goal!
The National Park Service hired Applied Trails Research to assess the existing conditions of the entire trail system, develop trail standards and restoration priorities and identify potential linkages to local community trails. Stay tuned for updates and interim reports!
While the comprehensive trail study is being conducted, CPC is working with the NPS on trail improvements at the Vickery Creek/Allenbrook and Paces Mill Units, where major upgrades to these park units are being planned. A top priority trail project is already underway at the park entrance to the Vickery Creek Unit from Roswell's covered bridge where a steep, eroding slope must be navigated by hikers; a new stairway is planned for construction in the fall of 2018, if sufficient funds can be raised.
CPC is the only philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the protection and preservation of the CRNRA and the enhancement of the visitor experience. Please give TODAY to the Trails Campaign. Thank you!