Explore the most popular hiking trails in Stone Mountain Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Only about an hour long, beautiful and can get steep! We went early so there were only a few people.

Awesome setting for a short trail but extremely packed. Recommend finding some of the side trails tucked off on the sides to venture back down the mountain.

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

15 days ago

quads on fire ! loved it

Nice quick way to get away for a bit , only downside the noise from 78

Great up and down... get good shoes as can be slippery

Well marked and great views at the top. LOTS of people.

1 month ago

It’s a awesome place to get a quick hike in after work! Just a brief up and down. People can do t on their own since there are lots of other hikers! Fast way to get elevation near Atlanta. It could also be a good trail run! Not as scenic but easy and accessible:)
Pro tip: don’t go on a weekend because it’s CROWDED!

Careful when it rains! It gets slippery. Go early or late for best views/light. The hike gets crowded on the weekends.

Great hike. Beautiful.

good for time

Great hike and what a view

best time to climb Stone Mountain is either early in the morning or just before sunset. To see the sun rising or setting and the lights off Atlanta in the distance is awesome.

I go every Monday morning it’s a wonderful climb for all ages. The best time to go is around 8:00am that way you aren’t being hit My the suns powerful rays.

Awesome view at the end.
Very crowded and hot but much of it is shaded.

I walk this loop 3-5 times a week primarily early in the morning when it is the least crowded. Stone Mountain is such a beautiful place if you like to run or walk. I have taken so many beautiful sun rise pictures. Just love this special place.❤️

be ready to ascend and descend some extensive trails

A completely different side of Stone Mountain Park. Get away from the crowds and enjoy the scenery. You might just forget you’re at a park.

Epic!!!! Don’t miss this incredible adventure!!!

Definitely more strenuous than moderate for me. it's only 1 mile up, but you also go 700-800 feet up in elevation. It's worth it at the top though.

Very vigorous the first and second time going. I will be going again very peaceful.

trail running
3 months ago

It’s beautiful and very natural woods but very isolated farther in. Narrow single lane trail overgrown with tall grasses, branches, fallen debris. There are several fallen large tree trunks you’ll have to climb over and places where you have to traverse rocks. Seems like it isn’t trafficked much beyond the initial wider path front of trail areas. The trail became impossible to distinguish at one point and I got off trail and had a really tough time finding it again. There were some points closer to 78 that it felt unsafe to be alone being so isolated and on an unmarked trail deeper into the trail. Surprised the park doesn’t upkeep the trail better.

Nice hike, short, but not what I would call "moderate". The hike up is somewhat strenuous.

We have hiked up and down 2miles, then around the mountain on the Cherokee white trail. This weekend will be 4 weekends in a row. It has some good variety. 6.61miles total is a good morning workout. Then we head to Decatur for a Farm Burger. Makes a great Saturday.

4 months ago

Great, if you’re looking for a short hike with a nice 360 view. Around the park there are bike lanes and pedestrian sidewalks which was nice. If you’re looking for a harder workout just park farther away and jog to and from the start of this walk up. $15 entry.

You will love this mountain! Exhilarating and lots of amazing pictures! Don't miss the laser show and don't bring the family in the rain!


It’s $15 to get in the park. The hike itself is nice, a good workout and skyline views at the top are great. Plus being on a giant rock like that is different than a typical mountain or hill. The only reason I don’t do it more often is because of the cost and the tourist factor - there’s also a cable car at the top and some kids activities so it doesn’t really feel like nature. Maybe if you were hiking on the lake instead or something.

I doubt I would be paying to an entrance fee to ride my bike. Not worth it with so many other trails nearby

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