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.
dogs on leash
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
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.
Well maintained trail with a few sections you may consider strenuous. Pack a small lunch and eat with a Great Lake view.
My favorite in GA so far.
I love this trail. Not too challenging but does offer a change of pace so you never get bored! Beautiful scenery.
Overall lovely hike through old growth woods and over lovely granite.
South side of the trail was a challenging way to end the otherwise leisurely hike.
Good starting point for beginners in hiking.
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.
Beautiful scenic hike. Should have taken something to drink! Highly recommend this hike of your looking for leisure and exercise!
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.
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:)