Sunday, February 11
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Palisades West Unit
Description: Join National Park Service Naturalist Jerry Hightower for one of the most scenic walks in the entire park. Enjoy the beautiful forest, grand vistas of Thornton and Devil’s Race Course Shoals, and the dramatic palisades created by the Brevard Fault. We will descend the ridge, loop around at the base of Thornton Cliffs, walk past Diving Rock Beach to Sandy Point, and return up the ridge. Winter is the very best time to appreciate the extraordinary topography of the Palisades Unit of the park. Along the trail we will look for wildlife signs and, with the leaves mostly gone, we will be able to better appreciate this area of the river corridor; so please join us.
Location: We will meet in the parking area bulletin board; 2361 Akers Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, 30339
Facilities: Located at Devil’s Stair Step three quarters of the way thought the hike
Difficulty: This walk is leisurely with a steep trail leading to the floodplain and back to the parking lot. These walks are quite slow with numerous stops to discuss items of interest along the way. Note: This walk is not suitable for very young children.
Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. A hat, scarf, and gloves might be a good idea Bring water and you might include snacks. You may wish to bring binoculars and a hand lens. Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is needed.
Limit: 30 persons
Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are proud to support our Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a unit of the national park system managed by the National Park Service.
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