Stone Mountain Cherokee Loop Trail

MODERATE 77 reviews

Stone Mountain Cherokee Loop Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Stone Mountain, GA 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.

5.1 miles 364 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Take I-285 to Exit 39b, Stone Mountain Parkway towards Snellville and Athens (East). Travel 7.8 miles to the exit for Stone Mountain East Gate, where you pay an entrance fee. Now known as Jefferson Davis Dr, the road intersect with Robert E. Lee Blvd in 1.0 miles. Turn left on the Robert E. Lee Blvd

trail running
4 days ago

The trail was wooded and shaded for the most part. Went on 09/24/16 and encountered quite a few people along the way. Not as private and serene as I would of liked. To continue on the trail, many times you walk out of the woods to cross a street or end up at a tourist/ populated area such as a park, picnic area, windmill, etc. Had to pay $15 parking fee to enter Stone Mountain Park in order to hike this trail.

19 days ago

24 days ago

Fun

hiking
1 month ago

Well maintained trail with a few sections you may consider strenuous. Pack a small lunch and eat with a Great Lake view.

hiking
2 months ago

My favorite in GA so far.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

I love this trail. Not too challenging but does offer a change of pace so you never get bored! Beautiful scenery.

4 months ago

Overall lovely hike through old growth woods and over lovely granite.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

South side of the trail was a challenging way to end the otherwise leisurely hike.

walking
5 months ago

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hiking
6 months ago

Good starting point for beginners in hiking.

6 months ago

I have walked this trail a few times. It's a great trail not a lot of hills mostly flat and lots of pretty scenery.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful scenic hike. Should have taken something to drink! Highly recommend this hike of your looking for leisure and exercise!

6 months ago

Due to the sunny weather, there were more folks on the trail than normal. The temperature was mild and made the walk better. There is a beauty of the trees this time of the year before the leaves grow back.

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome terrain

7 months ago

Such a beautiful hike! Very rugged and perfect if you wanna escape from city life for a few hours. Glad I had my backpack for snacks and water. There's picnic spots and trash cans along the way. If you end up at mile 4.5 in the late afternoon the white trail markings are very hard to see b/c of how the sun hits the side of the Mtn. Use your map or trail app to help:)