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The Palisades

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About The Palisades:

These are the cliffs that rise above the east bank of the Chattahoochee River, just below Powers Ferry Landing. There is also a nice cliff across the river, on the western bank, that is accessed from the back parking lot of the Riverbend Apartment Complex.
Nearest town or city: Atlanta/Vinings
Directions: From 285 East, take the Powers Ferry Road exit and turn right. Another right puts you on Powers Ferry/Akers Mill Road, running parallel to the freeway. Just before you reach the river, take a left into the office complex behind Ray’s On The River restaurant. Head to the parking lot behind the office building past Ray's, near the river (there is no boat ramp...not sure why Dixie Cragger's says that). The trail starts near the river, through a fence, and passes a small boulder. Follow the trail downstream toward the cliffs.

To reach the cliffs across the river, find the Riverbend Apartment Complex and park by the tennis courts. A decent trail winds along the river for a few hundred yards to the cliff. From there, you may scramble up and around the left side to get to the top, where there may be a few older belay anchors below the rim.
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Camping: None
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Forum Discussions (5 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Getting there WesternSkies 0 Dec 02 2011, 7:38 AM
With Replies 20 Ticks and 10 minutes later subantz 4 Jul 01 2009, 5:57 PM
With Replies Palisades Closed During Rennovation? douglaskinsman 1 Jun 05 2007, 2:00 PM
No Replies Interesting Wildlife kurt_davies 0 May 08 2007, 1:48 PM
With Replies Palisades (Atlanta) Routes? saxfiend 3 Jan 10 2005, 6:13 AM