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    Downingtown, PA
    Adventurer | 340 pts
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    4/12/2012
    Beautiful trail with good canopy. moderate with several good climbs. NIce loop finished in 3 hours. Some rocks wear good boots (nothing like TA trial sections in PA). A few backcountry camp sites. Bring in water.
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    Atlanta, GA
    Adventurer | 410 pts
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    9/26/2009
    Celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 26th with free admission to Panola Mountain State Park. You'll find many ways to show your support for Georgia State Parks' mission to preserve, protect, and provide access to public Green Space. You can either take advantage of volunteer opportunities that day such as trail inspection or litter pick-up, take advantage of a great day for a fall hike. Free admission day is 9/26/09.
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    Blue Ridge, GA
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    4/20/2008
    A nice, moderate trail, a few steep spots, but worth the walk. The view from Springer Mountain and the view spot heading down from Springer on the Benton Mac leg were spectacular (particularly the Benton Mac spot). Took about 4 leisurely hours, really nice all-around trail, perfect for a family outing.
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    Norcross, GA
    Trailblazer | 652 pts
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    11/23/2007
    The Appalachian Trail postion of this hike is excellent. The view from the summit of Springer Mountain is outstanding. The return portion on the BMT is not quite as interesting, but has some nice views and is well maintained.

    Be careful if you use your GPS or Google Maps to route you there from Atlanta. My GPS took me on a long, difficult forest service road just to intersect FS 42, and it had me going in circles on the way back. Stick with the directions in the trail guide.
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    Buford, GA
    Adventurer | 220 pts
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    6/9/2007
    I visited the Panola Mountain State Conservation Park on a very warm (read HOT) Saturday in the early afternoon. The first impression of PMSCP is that it is probably one of the smallest GA State Parks in the system. After stopping in the Visitor's Center I picked up two trail maps - one each for the Rock Outcrop (< 1 mile) and Micro-watershed (1.5 miles) trails. The Rock Outcrop trail is the more scenic (and fragrant) of the two, passing over and through large sections of granite outcrops. The trail is well maintained and has no significant difference in elevation. Throughout the trail are signs highlighting various flora and fauna that you will encounter. The Micro-watershed trail is longer, but less visually impressive. In addition, there are several branches of the main trail that can be confusing to the neophyte hiker. The trail maps aren't really helpful for following but do provide some information mostly geared for the elementary and junior high hikers. I had the impression that each trail was developed for the pre-teen age group and weren't for the serious outdoor enthusiast. Overall I rate the hikes 2/5 stars. You're better off heading west on I-20 to Sweetwater Creek SCP rather than Panola if you want a more chalenging hiking experience.
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    Trail Information

    Mansfield
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    1.9
    Distance
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    1-1.5 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Birding
    Additional Use
    Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield 30055; (770) 7843059; www.georgiawildlife.com/node/694
    Local Contacts
    USGS Farrar; trail map available at the visitor center or online
    Local Maps

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