FORT HILL,
PAINT VALLEY

POND AND EAST GATE

A rugged trail follows the eastern flank of the earthworks and approaches near a large pond, often brimming with frogs and distinctive plant life. Beyond, the eastern prow of the earthwork is marked by a cascade of worked, sandstone slabs, one of the best spots to appreciate the extensive role of stone in this architectural design.

To appreciate the scope of this achievement, stand at the edge of the natural plateau and look down the slope into the ditch: imagine that surface continuing down the hill. Everything standing before you is a massive construction of earth and stone.

Near the eastern gateway a cascade of ancient, worked paving stones is especially prominient.

Fort Hill, Paint Valley

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