This unusual park near Atlanta was created to protect a 100-acre granite monadnock (mountain) often compared to Stone Mountain and Arabia Mountain. Minimally developed, Panola Mountain shelters rare plants of the Piedmont region. Hikers may explore the park's watershed and granite outcrop on their own, or they may join park staff for guided hikes onto the restricted-access mountain. Children especially enjoy the interpretive center with animal exhibits.
Due to its delicate ecological features, Panola Mountain was designated a National Natural Landmark, and pets are not allowed on most trails. Bicycles are allowed only on the paved PATH trail.
Trail length: 7 miles
Posted by TrailAPI on December 29, 2012
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Reviewed by JRCastine on September 27, 2011
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There are three trails here. One is called the Outcrop trail, very nice trail, great views of some of the local granite outcroppings in the area. The second is called the Watershed trail. This one is longer and has a chance to see more wildlife. My first time out, I came across a herd of deer, 3 stags and about a dozen does. Was only able to get one doe on camera. The third trail is on the mountain itself and you have to make reservations for that trail, details on the website.
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