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East Palisades, 9 miles, Whitewater Creek lot




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: East Cobb   Hike: East Palisades, 9 miles, Whitewater Creek lot  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jul 12 2021  7:00 am >> Mon, Jul 12 2021 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Mar 22 2021 7:26 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jul 11 2021 7:26 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:9 Miles
Pace:Fast
Trip Leader(s):
Gary 'L'
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

Photo of East Palisades beaver by Chuck R.  Thanks Chuck!

Avg. Moving Speed:  up to 2.8 mph with sections up to 3.4 mph

Elevation Gain: 1496 feet

Moving Time: 3:25

Trail Condition:  slippery and hazardous in places with the usual experiences of leaves over nuts, rocks, and roots, plus extra sticks and blowdowns 

We will cover all the trails and work our way through the trail system from the lower level to try to have as much climbing as possible.  We will also have 5 rough unmarked "trail" sections including the BAH, the winch and ranger house, above the bluffs, the quarry, and Long Island Creek.

If you think you are a slow hiker, then this hike would not be one you would want to choose.

East Palisades is a unique hike in a densely forested park that rises to 400 feet above the Chattahoochee River. It offers some of the most scenic views of the river south of Lake Lanier.  This hike will encompass the 48 acre park and include many of the Creeks and tributaries.

 

 

 

 


Required Items to Bring:

Appropriate clothing for the weather

Water 

$5 electronically or annual park pass

Sturdy hiking shoes

Masks - please be reminded of CDC protocol to wear a mask whenever you cannot social distance

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking poles if you like to use them

2 liters water

stylish straw hat, gym shorts, knee socks, are mighty fine


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Please note the physical address and the directions mentioned below are approximate; the best way to get to the parking lot is by GPS.  

From Google Maps, type: East Palisades Whitewater

From I -285 East
- Take exit 22, Northside Drive, New Northside Drive, Powers Ferry Road. 
- Right on Northside Drive.
- Go through the Powers Ferry intersection for 1.6 miles to Harris Trail (Caution light).
- Right on Harris Trail and .9 mile to Whitewater Creek Road.
- Right and entrance will be on the right (.1 mile).

From I-285 West
- Take exit 22, Northside Drive, New Northside Drive, Powers Ferry Road.
- Straight to second traffic light.
- Left on Northside Drive, through the Powers Ferry Road intersection for 1.6 miles to Harris Trail (caution light).
- Right on Harris Trail and .9 miles to Whitewater Creek Road.
- Right and travel.1 mile to the entrance on the right.

From I-75 North
- Take exit 256, Mt. Paran Road.
- Right on Mt. Paran Road to first traffic light (Harris Trail)
- Left on Harris Trail to Whitewater Creek Road
- Right about .4 miles to the unit which is on the left.

From U.S. 41 (Cobb Highway South)
- Travel to Mt. Paran Road
- Right on Mt. Paran Road, go to the first traffic light (Harris Trail) and turn left.
- Go about .3 miles turn left onto Whitewater Creek Road.
- Go .4 miles to the unit, which is on the left.

From U.S. 41 (Cobb Highway North)
- Travel to Mt. Paran Road
- Turn left on Mt. Paran Road, go to the first traffic light (Harris Trail) and turn left.
- Go about .3 miles turn left onto Whitewater Creek Road.
- Go .4 miles to the unit, which is on the left.

 

 
 

Notes:

Electronic payment at QR code sign  for $5 parking unless you have an annual pass, which you can apply for HERE.

Trail Maps - 

National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/upload/ TrailMapPalisadesEast.pdf

 

 

 

"Please be advised that attendees of AOC events should have face coverings on their person, in the event they are unable to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet.

 

The AOC continues to follow federal, state, local and CDC guidelines to help contain the spread of COVID-19. A national Executive Order enacted on January 20, 2021 states “...on-duty or on-site Federal employees, on-site Federal contractors, and other individuals in Federal buildings and on Federal lands should all wear masks, maintain physical distance, and adhere to other public health measures, as provided in CDC guidelines.” Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and the CRNRA parks are examples of federal lands.

 


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