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Tree Climbing at Panola Mountain State Park

Panola Mountain State Park

2620 Hwy. 155 SW, Stockbridge, GA 30281
(770) 389-7801

Located just 30 minutes away from Downtown Atlanta, Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge, GA offers archery, and tree-climbing programs, as well as trails for biking, rollerblading, hiking and running – all on 1,635 pristine acres. The flagship of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, Panola Mountain is a 100-acre granite outcrop home to a rare ecosystem. Open year-round, this state park offers family-friendly activities in a serene setting.

 

The Trails at Panola Mountain State Park

Designated as a National Natural Landmark, Panola Mountain State Park is immersed in natural beauty. Start your day at the conservation area – accessible by the Highway 155 entrance – and visit the nature center, gift shop, picnic shelters and playground. This area also allows access to the heavily wooded hiking trails. The 0.75-mile Outcrop Trail overlooks a granite outcrop and offers stunning views of Panola Mountain itself, while the 1.25-mile Watershed Trail runs along the edge of a small creek.

Connecting Arabia Mountain, Stonecrest Mall and other stops to Panola Mountain, the 31-mile, paved PATH Foundation trail is perfect for hiking, biking and jogging. If you’re looking to access the mountain itself, you must reserve a ranger-led hike. During your guided adventure, you’ll learn firsthand about the rare plants and animals found in this unique habitat.

 

Things to Do and See

Panola Mountain State Park offers plenty of activities for people who love the great outdoors, including:

  • Archery
  • Birding
  • Geocaching
  • Orienteering
  • Tree Climbing

 

Four picnic shelters (each seats 50), one event room (seats 50) and the Alexander Lake Pavilion (seats 200) can be reserved for family reunions, corporate events and weddings, and five primitive campsites are available for reservations.

 

Visit Panola Mountain

Outdoor adventure awaits you at Panola Mountain State Park, which is open daily from 7 a.m. until dark. Call 770-389-7801 to ask about bike rentals or to make a reservation. Panola Mountain State Park is located at 2600 Hwy. 155 SW, Stockbridge, GA 30281.