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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: East Palisades Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The East Palisades Trail gets its name from the high walls of granite rising above the Chattahoochee River. From atop these bluffs you can look down on rapids coursing through a broad section of the river strewn with boulders. Kayakers run these shoals, but as far back as the 1800s boaters found the rapids hair-raising enough to dub this gauntlet the Devil’s Race Course. While the East Palisades Trail leads to bluff views, much of it runs flat beside the water, providing a comfortable path for throngs of walkers and joggers. The 393-acre forest also includes trails that loop through rolling hills of oak and poplar. Navigation here is not difficult as maps are posted at most trail junctions, making it easy to find your way. There are approximately 5 miles of trails in the area, so the round-trip hiking distance and time can vary."
--Marcus Woolf, Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia (Wilderness Press).
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