Weekly hikes continue with a special hike to Panola Mountain! (Future hikes are listed at the bottom. )
Have you ever hiked on the actual Panola Mountain? At Panola Mountain State Park you can only access the actual mountain with an interpreter. We have arranged for a private tour of the mountain with the interpreter which does cost $8 per person. There is also a fee to enter the park but several of us have the state park permit so if you want to car pool the entrance fee is covered.
Plan to leave at 9:00 a.m. from the parking lot at Mayfield Ace Hardware (on Elm Street in Covington). We have permission to park there -- but please park at the bottom of their lot close to Walgreen's.
If you prefer, meet us at the location:
Panola Mountain State Park
2620 Highway 155 SW
After the hike we will eat at Shane’s Rib Shack at Hwy 138 and Hwy 212.
Contact for the hike: Greg Richardson @ 678.778.0136.
Distance from Covington: 26 miles
Start: At the nature center. Bathrooms available in the nature center.
Distance: 3.3 miles
Difficulty: Moderate to moderate/strenuous
Trail surface: Unpaved hiking trails
Canine Compatibility: Not allowed
Nearest Town: Conyers
Fees and Permits: $8 for the hike and either $5 entrance fee or State Park permit.