Sunday, March 17, 2024

Stone Mountain Spring Hike

Stone Mountain Memorial State Park
Dekalb Co.,

Hiking Trails:
Walk Up Trail

Total Time: 1:55 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.8 Miles

Pros: Great hike with interesting geology
Cons: Very busy and tight parking on weekends
Hike Type: Out and back
Level of Difficulty: Slightly difficult

Google Maps of Parking:

I was visiting family in Atlanta for the weekend, so took the opportunity to hike the most famous landmark in the Atlanta area, Stone Mountain, which is a giant rock jutting about 800 feet above the surrounding surface. I've been here before several times, and it's always very busy, especially on weekends. So while the geology and terrain is very interesting, and there are great views with a good climb, you are sharing the trail with a large volume of people. The weather was great and I went in short sleeves. I took the walk up trail to the top and then took the trail back down.

Map of the Route

Sign at the Start

Ascending Stone Mountain

Approaching the Summit

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