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West Palisades, 8 miles, Paces Mill parking lot
|Event Location:||East Cobb|
|Date(s) & Time:||Tue, Feb 9 2021 1:30 pm >> Tue, Feb 9 2021 4:15 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Feb 4 2021 8:01 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Tue, Feb 9 2021 12:41 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 45 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Gary 'L'|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
"Snake Eats Fish" photo courtesy of Linda Plemmons (camera) and Lynn Oelkers (snake hunter) Thanks Linda and Lynn!
West Palisades 8 miles of trails including unmarked trail -- the West BAH up from the riverside trail and the Akers Mill ruins view further west from there.
600 elevation gain on our traditional hike plus some added hill so that we may exceed the elevation gain, cumulatively, of summiting Big Kennesaw as a comparison
Elevation Gain: 1000 feet
Average speed: up to 2.9 mph
Speed of up to 3.4 mph in the flats
Drive to Paces Mill lot for the start. We will convene by the restroom building in the back parking lot at Paces Mill off Cobb Parkway bridge.
One of the more challenging of the Chattahoochee River parks, the West Palisades trail system provides relaxing river-side trails along with several moderately steep inclines.
The trails either stay around 800 feet in elevation along the river or around 1000 feet in elevation on the hilltop, so navigating this park requires several 200 foot climbs and descents.
We will start near the river and work our way along all the trails to maximize our climbing.
|How to Get There:|
In Google Maps, type: West Palisades Paces Mill lot
Warning: other GPS will lead you to nowhere on Cumberland Blvd.
From 75 South
Turn right onto Cumberland Blvd SE 0.3 mi
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Cobb Pkwy 0.4 mi
Turn right onto Paces Mill Rd SE (where Cobb Pkwy crosses the Chattahoochee River)
$5 credit card charge (using QR code sign) for a daily parking pass - OR if you have the annual CRNRA pass just display it in your vehicle and you are good to go.
$5 credit card charge for parking unless you have an annual pass, which you can apply for HERE.
Will hike in rain!
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