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The East Palisades trail is one of the most scenic Atlanta hikes found inside the perimeter, or ITP, as the locals say.
The main leg of this hike traverses along the banks of the Chattahoochee River's Palisades section, "one of the river’s most scenic in metro Atlanta," according to [AtlantaTrails.com](https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/hiking-east-palisades-indian-trail-at-the-chattahoochee-river/).
"Frequented by kayakers for its Class 1 and Class 2 whitewater rapids, the Palisades are marked by visually striking, sharply angular rock slabs that punctuate the river’s wide flow," they continue. The second most interesting feature of this hike is the massive bamboo forest that it passes through.
The dense bamboo towers high overhead, immersing you in natural beauty even though you're not far from the heart of the city. This hike is a true gem and worth experiencing whether you're a longtime Atlanta local visiting for the first time. Sources: https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/hiking-east-palisades-indian-trail-at-the-chattahoochee-river/ https://www.exploregeorgia.org/things-to-do/article/forget-youre-in-atlanta-with-a-hike-along-the-chattahoochee-river