One of the best ways to enjoy the Heritage Area is to use your feet! Whether by bike or by hike, there are many choices based on interest and ability. Several of the trail maps for Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve and Panola Mountain State Park are posted below. We are working on more detailed maps, so check back soon. Don’t forget to tell us about your hike here or on our Facebook page.
The roots of the City of Lithonia run deep. Explorers can discover the remains of the first public African American school in DeKalb County, two historic churches founded in the 1860s, and local shops. Use the Walk About map to create your own self-guided tour of this community. After you enjoy the sites in Lithonia, [...]
Curves ahead! New PATH features a serpentine bridge, plenty of hills, and gorgeous views. For several years, the Arabia Mountain/South River/Rockdale River PATH Trail system has terminated at the beautiful Alexander Lake Trailhead in Panola Mountain State Park. Those who regularly ride this trail have enjoyed the scenery, restrooms, and other amenities associated with one [...]
Through historic farms and across granite monadnocks, the mutli-use hike and bike trail bisects the Heritage Area and takes you through granite mountains, historic farms and scenic river vistas. The PATH Foundation created the trail and is adding additional sections now along the South River. Currently, more than 20-miles are accessible with multiple trailheads. This [...]
Rolling hills, woodlands and secluded lakes surround the granite outcrops that make up the Davidson-Arabia Nature preserve. Self-guided hikes follow well-marked trails of varying lengths and difficulty. Trails can be accessed from parking lots on Klondike Road or from the paved multi-use PATH trail. The below map should help you get your bearings. Click the [...]
If you’re looking to hike Panola Mountain itself, you’ll need to book a guided tour. As a conservation park, foot traffic on the mountain is limited to protect the rare plan species.