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Hike to the former location of a heisted bridge. Trek a four mile loop at Jones Bridge Park to where, until recently, you could see the remains of a century-old metal bridge that once spanned the river. About half of the rusty, narrow bridge was heisted by thieves in the 1940s, time and rust dropped most of the rest of it into the water in January, 2018. It's still worth the hike. Trek through rolling forest on the banks of the Chattahoochee and a visit a small, glassy pond.
Explore an island. After a run on the ultra-popular Cochran Shoals running trail, trek across the river to Powers Island. Explore the quiet, wooded Powers Island and the surrounding, rolling forest, catching views of the river's whitewater shoals and the remains of an old homestead.
Hike through a bamboo forest. East Palisades is one of the metro area's most popular hiking and trail running destinations. Explore the banks of the river to see whitewater and wildlife before climbing to a high-elevation bluff for some great mid-hike views. Then descend through a shady forest and follow the river upstream to reach a dense bamboo forest on the river's rocky banks.
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Raft the Chattahoochee's rapids. South of metro Atlanta's mild flow, the river runs wild through Columbus, tumbling in tumultuous whitewater. Float the Chattahoochee River's rapids on a 2.5 mile stretch of urban whitewater, and choose from a family-friendly float during low water (class I - III rapids) or a thrilling guided paddle during high water (class I - IV+ rapids). After your on-river adventure, explore the river by land on the 15-mile Chattahoochee Riverwalk, a great run, bike or walk on a paved trail that hugs the river's shores.