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West Palisades, 8 miles, Paces Mill Boat Ramp lot




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: East Cobb   Hike: West Palisades, 8 miles, Paces Mill Boat Ramp lot   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jul 14 2021  7:00 am >> Wed, Jul 14 2021 10:00 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Mar 24 2021 7:52 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jul 13 2021 7:52 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:8 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: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

"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 exceed the elevation gain, cumulatively, of summiting Big Kennesaw as a comparison)

Elevation Gain:  1173 feet

Average speed: up to 3.0 mph with speed of up to 3.6 mph in the flats

Moving Time:  2:54

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.

 


Required Items to Bring:

Appropriate clothing for the weather

Water 

$5 credit card charge at QR code sign or annual park pass

Sturdy hiking shoes

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 nice


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

In Google Maps, type:  Paces Mill Boat Ramp

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.

Notes:

$5 credit card charge for parking unless you have an annual pass, which you can apply for HERE.

 Masks - "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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