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West Palisades/Paces Mill Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 3444 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339   Hike: West Palisades/Paces Mill Hike  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jun 12 2020  8:30 am >> Fri, Jun 12 2020 10:00 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Jun 8 2020 9:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 12 2020 7:30 am
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join me on one of my favorite area paths, Paces Mill/Palisades. This shady, paved trail walks you by the Chattahoochee River and a tributary. it's a great walk for beginners  (Slower paced  D-2) with little elevation and an evenly paved path. 

We will hike at a moderate pace and take the elevations at the end at a slow pace if needed. We'll turn around after 45 minutes, and head back on the same path. This path is a good one if you want to hike slowly at your own pace because we can meet you on the way back.
Entrance to this park is on 41/Cobb Parkway near the BP station at Paces Mill Road. There is a $5 parking fee* (*currently parking lots are not collecting fees) unless you have an annual pass. Be prepared with cash if you need a tag.

Up to 2 dogs are permitted, so if you see 2 dogs registered, please do not bring another.Dogs are required to stay on leash in all of the CNRA areas - - with penalties of $75 per animal if you are caught in violation of the law.  As representatives of the AOC, we want all participants to obey the park rules.

Meet at the trail head sign (by the bikes).

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking/walking shoes

Sunscreen (Some parts are not shaded)

bug spray

Mask/bandana for use when passing by people

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

3444 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

From Kennesaw/Marietta/I-285 --  Take I-75 south, take the Cumberland Blvd. Exit.

Turn Right onto Cumberland Blvd
Turn left onto Cobb Pkwy/US 41 going south/downhill
After the BP station, turn right into the park. Stop at the stop sign or you'll get a ticket!
Turn left and go under the overpass. Park near the bathrooms and meet at the trailhead.

From in town -- take I-75 North, Exit Mt. Paran Road exit toward 41/Northside parkway.
Turn left onto Mt. Paran Rd.  
Turn Right onto 41/Northside Parkway.
Go about 1.5 miles and turn Right into the CRNA/Paces Mill entrance.

Meet at the beginning of the trail sign by the bikes.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.