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).
Celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 26, 2009 with free admission to General Coffee State Park. There will be numerous ways to show support for Georgia State Parks' mission to preserve, protect, and continue to provide access to public Green Space. There will be plenty of onsite opportunities, either to volunteer by inspecting a trail, or to just enjoy a great fall hike. Free day is 9/26/09.
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