West Palisades

Cobb County, Georgia

Distance2.4mi
Elevation Gain36ft
Trailhead Elevation962ft
Top965ft
Elevation Min/Max940/965ft
Elevation Start/End962/962ft

West Palisades

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. This trail connects with the following: Bob Callan Trail.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"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" Read more
Hiking Georgia: Atlanta (Falcon Guides)
Donald W. Pfitzer and Jimmy Jacobs
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"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." Read more
"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." Read more

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12/25/2010
I hiked this trial on Christmas Day in 2010. I liked it a lot and came back the 2nd and 3rd day and hiked again.
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11/28/2009
Loved this hike - challenging, great for exercise. Nice views. The trail has it all, flat wide paths and narrow rocky paths. Went early on a Saturday morning and there were a decent amount of people hiking and even jogging on some parts of the trail - overall would definitely recommend.
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9/26/2009
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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3/19/2009
Disappointing--not allowed to have dogs on the trail otherwise beautiful area
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Trail Information

Cobb County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Birding
Additional Use
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, 1978 Island Ford Rd., Atlanta 30350; (678) 538-1200; www.nps.gov/chat
Local Contacts
USGS Sandy Springs; maps also available from park website (maps are downloadable to tablet or smartphone with QR code and marked waypoints).
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Dec 2018