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Definitely worth the hike! The bamboo forest was the best reward at the end!

Super fun getaway from the city! We’re still searching for the bamboo forest.

hiking
5 days ago

just left the trail after 8 miles. Loved every second. Will be back to camp not just to hike, so know back to Florida. I agree this is a bit more than moderate but definitely not hard. Take lots of water and plenty of pictures.

This is one of our favorites. It’s close the kids love it and it’s beautiful in the fall!

hiking
10 days ago

Easy hike great view!

hiking
10 days ago

Great wide paved trail that sticks close to the edge of the lake but stays in the shade of the trees.

These directions lead you to the official trail start, but you could also park right by the main entrance and get on the trail there.

No dogs allowed on the mountain. We took the white trail all the way up without a single sign to indicate this and got yelled at the ranger at the top. Was an amazing trail but it was ruined by the rangers attitude especially when he said there are six signs on the yellow trail that we did not take. I don’t like breaking rules ever so it sucks when I did so unintentionally. I’ll go back without the pup but just be warned not to do as I did.

My favorite trail!!!

Great morning hike! Went counterclockwise and enjoyed the waterfalls near the end. First half of the trail we saw no one.

So many different trail options and you feel like you’re out of the city.

mountain biking
19 days ago

Love this place for mtn biking. Some fast runs and some fun drops. Noting to crazy. It’s just fun

Love my backyard park! Great for walking (pav d road or trails), biking, trail running. Trails pretty rooted/technical in some sections (esp white trail!). I never pay park fees- downtown Stone Mountain has plenty of free spots. Plan & Strategize-as some times /days pretty busy.

Ok this is my second review, because I have now ran this trail a few times.

1. Still need to pay attention to the trail forks or you will head in the wrong direction.
2. Watch out for the horse poo, shame those riding can’t show some respect for others.
3. Some sections are getting covered with tree leaves so watch out for rocks and roots.
4. Several people do this trail on weekend and most know and trail courtesy, seams common since but unfortunately it’s not..
5. One trail to run or hike, you will see lots of wildlife and the views are worth tackling this trailer.

Beautiful quiet trails! A bit busy near the start along the river, but we started to the right going up the mountain and saw a cool overlook over the river with kayakers. Our pup loved it!

My husband and I loved hiking this trail. In total we did 5.8 miles but took a couple extra routes. You can make it as long or short as you like! To start, it is incredibly beautiful. I mean you have views of the river, water features, a bamboo forest, and some elevation which we really liked. I would say this is a moderate trail and can be tough at times for kids, but nothing they can’t handle. There’s lots of dogs off leash so if your dog is aggressive this is not the trail for you. I would highly suggest this trail to anyone that wants to be in the city but feel completely immersed in nature! Ps. The bamboo forest is by Trail marker E26.

There are a few trails that are not mapped. My dog and I always go during a weekday and usually there are not a whole lot of people that we run into, especially on these secret hidden trails. There is one trail that is on the very north side almost to the final mapped point where I put a few sticks to make the trail apparent. This trail leads to an old overgrown well and rusted steel cord crank that looks like it was used at one point to haul timber. Another trail that is not marked splits off on the northern trail that runs next to the creek. This trail leads to a rusted wheel barrow looking piece and will lead up the hill to a deer trail where my dog and I saw a 2-point buck. You can really spend all day there with how many mapped and un-mapped trails there are.

Good trail to hike with lots of views and lots of trail maps. If running keep left at first two forks otherwise you will be running other side trails. If you want to step it up start at the top of the dam.

Really nice hike, lots of different things to see. Pretty easy to follow as long as you check the map in the app occasionally.

Great trail! So many options for walking, jogging, biking. Kid friendly & pet friendly!

We pretended we were in a jurassic wonderland during the last few half-miles of this trail. Downed trees and big leaves made this a harrowingly beautiful experience. The river was filled to the brim and flowed as a river should. Exactly as nature intended.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail. It's cool along the river even in the hot Georgia summer. Easy access to the water for your dog.

I did a slightly different loop, so it was 4 miles with the same path in and out along the river. Nice hike. No bamboo.

I have walked this with Boys Scouts a few time and we have camped over night on it once. It it a great trail with waterfalls.

Great loop around Stone Mountain. Not too heavily traveled on a Saturday morning. Last 3/4 mile is fairly steep and difficult.

My wife and I did the walking trail and loved it! The trails make maximum use of ridge lines avoiding overly steep climbs.

walking
1 month ago

This is my first trail so I don't have a comparison but I enjoyed it! Challenging enough to not make me quit walking altogether but easy enough to make me feel comfortable to do it again. Love that it's mostly shaded....I avoid the sun!

sparsely populated on a Monday

walking
1 month ago

Not a good experience, too much jungle.

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