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#23 of 64 state parks in Georgia

Best trails in Panola Mountain State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Panola Mountain State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Panola Mountain State Park is located just 15 minutes from Atlanta, a recreational haven for all ages and interests. Visitors can picnic while children play on the playground. The park offers archery, geocaching, orienteering, birding and tree-climbing programs. A paved trail is open for biking, roller blading, jogging and dog-walking, while forested fitness trails are open for hiking and running. Panola Mountain is a 100-acre granite outcrop similar to Stone Mountain, but smaller and much more pristine. Reservations are required for ranger-led hikes that teach about the rare plants and animals found in this habitat. 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.

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Map of trails in Panola Mountain State Park
Park information
Acreage:
1,319 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Contact
(770) 389-7801
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Top trails (4)
#1 - Rock Outcrop and Watershed Trail
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 41 m
#2 - Panola Mountain Visitors Center Spur PATH Trail to South River PATH Trail
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 5 h 32 m
Please note certain portions of the trail near the lake are closed due to dam reconstruction. Outside of the city sits Panola Mountain State Park, a beautiful 1300-acre area that is great for hiking, biking, fishing and camping. The park has the most beautiful scenery in Georgia and takes visitors outside of the bustle of city life. Hikers will enjoy the diverse scenery which includes mountains, streams, and wildlife. There is a wide variety of trail networks.Show more
#3 - Arabia Mountain via Panola mountain Visitors Center Spur Path Trail and Arabia Mountain Path Trail
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Length: 19.9 mi • Est. 8 h 57 m
#4 - Panola Mountain Archery Trail
Panola Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m