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Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait. Sunlight and shadows dance across a broad tapestry of stone. White-tailed deer emerge from the security of the forest to graze on meadow grasses at the mountain's base. The scenery is only one attraction of the park. Test your fly-fishing techniques in more than 20 miles of designated trout waters. Or, with more than 16 miles of trails, take a hike in the park. Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1975, Stone Mountain is bounded on the north by the Blue Ridge Parkway and on the west by the Thurmond Chatham Game Lands. More than 14,100 acres of mountain beauty offer opportunities for outdoor activities of all kinds.

By far one of my favorite trails!
Waterfalls, streams, mushrooms, salamanders, and good campsites!

Good hike. It is technically closed for part of the trail but was still able to hike it. Looks like their "controlled burn" became "uncontrolled". :-) It took out some stairs, fencing, etc. But, there are nice waterfalls, a lot of stairs, vistas are good. The only reason it is 3 stars is because of the closed part and the stairs.

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7 days ago

This was a great hike with beautiful scenery and a nice waterfall. It was well marked and mostly moderate except a few parts that were strenuous. I will definitely come back as there are quite a few different trails to take.

There were restrooms at the beginning, the upper kit is where we started and several benches along the way here and there.

We spotted a deer and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!! We summited the Stone Mountain for a breathtaking view at 2,305 feet.

very beautiful hike. should be rated as moderate, though.

Nice hike!!

Part of it was closed. Very trafficked

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2 months ago

This hike is great for people who'd are worried about the strenuous trek to the top of stone mountain. You get an amazing view on the iconic rock cliff face and it is much more doable. You can double back on Widow's Creek Trail to make it a loop.

Great hike was amazing view at the top.