I am not much of a writer so here it goes….
This trail is my go to for getting outside and is within a mile of Truist Park, the Home Base of the Atlanta Braves. There is two different access points to this trail, one on Akers Mills and the other on Cobb Parkway. The entrance on Cobb Parkway is the one I go to and I have not tried doing the trail at a different angle, using the Akers Mills entrance. However if you want to float down the river to the Cobb Parkway location go to the Akers Mill Entrance. Furthermore, one can reach the Akers Mills entrance by foot through a portion of the trail that is a dirt, rocky, visible tree roots, that is within view of the Chattahoochee.
Don’t worry about leaving your companion behind because they allow dogs, they must be on a leash but they also have a big grassy area that one can throw around a ball or two for one’s faithful companion. Furthermore, do you have your own raft, kayak, or canoe they have boat ramps galore if you are into that. Personally I wish that I had my own kayak to that with, maybe someday. For now I will be walking the trails and enjoying taking in the scenery and all the shade that the nature and the bridge/underpass has to provide, by the way a portion of the trail goes underneath I285. Standing underneath that underpass is unique because of the cars that go over it creates some sounds that should be in an Alien movie.
Lastly if you are down hiking by lunch or even dinner there is The Battery down the street to go grab a cold one and a bite to eat. If you don’t want to spend the money and bring food then there are picnic tables to dine at that are close to one of the boat ramps.