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East Palisades Loop, Whitewater Creek lot
|Event Location:||East Cobb|
|Date(s) & Time:||Thu, Sep 9 2021 7:30 am >> Thu, Sep 9 2021 9:00 am|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Sep 4 2021 8:44 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Sep 9 2021 7:30 am|
|Event Duration:||1 Hours 30 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:||3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
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
Trail Condition: slippery and hazardous in places with the usual experiences of leaves over nuts, rocks, and roots, plus extra sticks and blowdowns.
If you have D2 experience, the terrain and speed of this hike may be uncomfortable for you so the hike is rated D3.
We will hike the river trail (Whitewater Creek Trail) then uphill on the rather rooty and uneven creek trail. After a moment on the ridge trail, we will head downhill on the creek trail (East Palisades Trail) with the numerous creek crossings on stepping logs. Our last creek trail will be the flat one (Long Island Creek) near the Whitewater Creek park drive.
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.
The loop hike will include the Poppi's Point Overlook deck as well as the Bamboo Forest.
|How to Get There:|
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
From I-285 West
From I-75 North
From U.S. 41 (Cobb Highway South)
From U.S. 41 (Cobb Highway North)
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
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