Arabia Mountain, Klondike, and Forest Trails Loop is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lithonia, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Rock outcroppings the size of football fields, streams rushing over woodland waterfalls, hundred-acre farms just like grandpa used to have, and fields of wildflowers undulating in the breeze. The Arabia Mountain Trail respectfully visits all of these natural wonders as it winds through 2,000 acres of protected parkland in south DeKalb County. The trail features several new arched granite bridges, a wooden boardwalk, and a short segment over a rock outcropping. Future phases of the trail are funded and in development. These phases will connect Evans Mill Road to Murphey Candler School and Klondike Road with a new covered bridge over Stephenson Creek. Future phases that are yet to be funded and designed will connect Lithonia with Stone Mountain Park and connect the existing trail to Panola Mountain State Park and Rockdale and Henry counties, including a bridge over the South River.
Definitely a big crowd during the January thaw, but there were some great views and the trails were in good shape.
great hike but super crowded. saw 20 or more people along the way.
Beautiful. Lots of great creeks and rock formations. Not hard at all.
Nice trail! There are actually several trails here that can be done separately or together. The elevation was a piece of cake, even when we climbed up the little mountain it wasn't very steep. We had two dogs and a kid and it was great for everybody. Nice for a beginners hike. Maybe not challenging enough for some.
Great 8.3 mile hike. We added a few extra miles.
It has forest, lake and a beautiful mountain rock trail. Lots of varied options
This is a great spot to get out in the woods and enjoy some interesting terrain that is real close to Atlanta. It gives you similar terrain as Stone Mt without the huge crowds. If you get back in the woods you feel very secluded. The Arabia mt hike offers a nice little summit hike kids can do. Take some water as the heat will amplify when hiking on the rocks. The area is wide open because a lot of the granite exposures and you can bushwhack pretty easily through the wooded areas. We only hiked to the summit and a bit around but want to go back and check out the lake.
Very diverse terrain.
Nice walk over differing types of terrain.
BEWARE ON 8/21 my car window was smashed and my car was burglarized. We parked at the Evan Mills trail head. The hike was awesome, but a hard lesson learned to not bring any valuables. The police told us it happens "almost every day."
We did the section from Lorraine Park towards Arabia - about 6 mile loop w kids - great easy/moderate ride