Stone Mountain Cherokee Loop Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately 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
I remember it well. A nice hike around the mountain. We went up later that day. There wer a lot of people on the trail but it was still nice,
It has been five years since the last time but I still remember the beauty. Hopefully I will be in the area next year. This is one of the most popular hikes in the area and with good reason.
Hiked the loop counter clockwise. Enjoyed the entire trek. Easy hike for beginners. Don't forget a camera. Plenty of beautiful scenery. Took about 2 hours.
A great and strenuous walk through several disparate ecosystems with various terrains and telling doing change in elevation. And also some use through the prism of 19th-century living that are still standing along the trails. Call this makes for at least a four star hiking trail just minutes from the bustle of Atlanta.
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.