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 with our partner Trust for Public Land to raise $25,000 to support the first-ever trail assessment and master plan for the CRNRA. Thanks to TPL’s generous matching offer – and your contributions – we reached our goal in August 2017!
The National Park Service has hired an experienced firm 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 Vickery Creek/Allenbrook and Paces Mill where major upgrades to these park units are being planned. A grant from REI-Atlanta to CPC is funding stairway construction in the Vickery Creek Unit.
CPC is the only philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the protection and preservation of the CRNRA and the enhancement of the visitor experience. Your campaign donations will be used for trail improvements in the CRNRA trail system.
Please give TODAY to the Trails Campaign. Thank you!