West Palisades is a hiking trail in Cobb County, Georgia. It is within West Palisades. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 962 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 36 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking. The WP 4 information map can be seen along the trail. There is also a wood along the trail. The trail ends near the Mile 0.39 information marker. There are also information maps and a bench near the end of the trail.
West Palisades Professional Reviews and Guides
"The West Palisades Unit comprises 302 acres along 1.5 miles of Cochran, Thornton, and Devils Race Course Shoals on the Chattahoochee River. Both the West and East Palisades Units derive their names from the high cliffs along this part of the stream. The t"
--Donald Pfitzer, Hiking Georgia (Falcon Guides).
"The West Palisades Unit comprises 302 acres along 1.5 miles of Cochran, Thornton, and Devils Race Course Shoals on the Chattahoochee River. Both the West and East Palisades Units derive their names from the high cliffs along this part of the stream. The trail follows the riverbank and then moves into the rocky palisades uplands. A varied habitat of dense woods, tumbling streams, and rocky cliffs make this area especially interesting."
--Donald W. Pfitzer and Jimmy Jacobs, Hiking Georgia: Atlanta (Falcon Guides).
"Located along Interstate 75, West Palisades preserves a scenic and historic landscape. Pioneers John and Hardy Pace settled here shortly after the land was ceded by the Creeks, and Hardy operated a mill and ferry near the current site of Pace’s Ferry Road in nearby Vinings. Today only the road names survive as evidence of these long vanished community landmarks. West Palisades features riverside and upland trails, sheer stone outcrops, and river shoals offering excellent fly fishing and birding."
--Ren and Helen Davis, Best Hikes Near Atlanta (Falcon Guides).
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