Trail of the Muscogee is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stone Mountain, GA that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Short, relatively easy, trail just past the Stone Mountain Park entrance featuring some nice lakeside views and easy hiking. The first half of the path follows along the lakeside and then makes a gradual ascent until reaching the ridge adjacent to Highway 78. From here, it descends back down until reaching the trailhead for a total of 1.5 miles. Parking is limited to a small lot, but the trail is not usually busy, though well-traveled.
Nice, lightly trafficked walk in the woods with some pretty lake views. Well marked trail that connects to other trails along the way, offering opportunity to extend the hike. (Thanks to Marsha's directions; without them I surely would have missed the entrance!)
This trail loops through wooded forest and along Stone Mountain Lake. The trail is a dirt path which has various degrees of elevation(slight). Take care to watch your step over exposed roots and granite. You might be tempted to rush this trail, since it's relatively short(@1.5 mile) but that your time to enjoy your surrounding; it offers something different at every turn of the head.
The trail is just past the first bridge after entering the Main Gate Entrance, on the right. Drive slowly or you will pass the gravel entrance.
Easy trail with some nice views of the lake at Stone Mountain. This was the first trail I took my two oldest boys on and they loved it. Just the right length, although we went at a time that the leaves had already fallen, so the woods probably didn't look as nice as they would a little earlier in the year. The higher portion of the trail gets a little too close to Highway 78, but I'd say that it's quite a bit harder to see and hear during Spring and Summer months when the foliage is fuller. Trail is not nearly as busy as the nearby Stone Mountain Loop and Trail to the Top.