We Hike the Palisades of the 'Hooch Near Atlanta to Find a Hidden Bamboo Forest

Tucked away below one of Atlanta's busiest interstate intersections, the Chattahoochee River, high bluffs and native Georgia forest hide a surprising find: a bamboo forest. We hiked the busy trails at the Palisades Park at the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area on a bright October morning. Fall leaves tumbled from the tall trees as foliage surrounding the river changed to bright yellows and orange. After walking about 1/2 mile, we reached the banks of the Chattahoochee, where water rushed through the rocks and geese honked high above. After approximately 2.5 miles, we reached our destination: the hidden bamboo forest, where tall bamboo shoots reached skyward to create a dark maze. We share the highlights in this 2 minute video. For an extended version with more details and lots more scenery, visit the video section of our blog: OurTravelCafe.com. For more adventures from Georgia, the Southeast and beyond, follow DeanLand on Newsbreak.

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Welcome to OurTravelCafe.com. I'm DeanLand, a trained journalist and retired global marketing executive. Living in Northwest Georgia, I write about about avocations including outdoors, travel, exploration, history, food and community passions. I've traveled to 47 states and nearly as many countries. My French Cajun upbringing in Louisiana plus my extended restaurant-related career affirm my status as an over-qualified eater. At my blog, OurTravelCafe.com, I offer a complete menu of our my own experiences, explorations and adventures, organized by geography and always sprinkled with some spicy, tasty tidbits and food notes.

Acworth, GA

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