Johnson Ferry Trail

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Trail Distance: 1.8 miles
Time Estimate: 50 min
Elevation Gain: 59 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: No
Description
The Johnson Ferry Trail is one of the lesser traveled trails in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, but it still has plenty to offer. This charming, wooded trail skirts the edge of a river, and is easy enough for families with small children. Because there isn't much incline and it's fairly short, it welcomes people and pups of all fitness levels. It also features enough diverse landscape for an exciting trail to run or walk with your canine companion. 

The trail starts off at the Johnson Ferry Trailhead North, along a gravel road exiting the northeast corner of the parking lot. The trail quickly reaches an intersection where you can stay right to do the loop counter clockwise and start with the portion along the river, or go left to do the loop clockwise. This trail is quite pawpular among pet-parents, and some choose to unleash their dogs along the trail. Keep in mind that they are technically required to be leashed, and you may receive a fine if you choose to do let your pup run free.

If you start the trail by heading right along the river, you'll notice that there is a dense forest lining the riverbank. You'll be able to catch occasional views of the wide Chattahoochee River. There are some benches along the way, where you and your pal can relax and enjoy the views. Many trail dogs leap at the opportunity to dip their paws in the river, and romp around in the shallow creek. After veering way from the river, you'll come across a rock outcrop and small, pretty waterfall. The return heading back towards the trailhead features marches, a bridge, and a boardwalk. 

Doggos are more than welcome along the trail, and you're likely to encounter some other furry friends. Please be sure your pal stay leashed, respects all other creatures, and is picked up after. Bring your own clean up bags, and water to share.

Johnson Ferry Trail is an easy way to enjoy some fresh air and exercise with your four-legged friend. 

Wag! does not allow or encourage Pet Care Providers to bring dogs to parks.
Trail Features
Forest, River, Easy Incline
Waterfall, Wildflowers, Abundant Wildlife
Cautions & Considerations
Stay on the trail to avoid things such as ticks and poison ivy.
Address
301 Johnson Ferry Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30068
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Address
301 Johnson Ferry Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30068
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset