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views

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

dogs on leash

wildlife

wild flowers

trail running

waterfall

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.

The waterfalls were so awesome

The trail from Stone Mountain is far from moderate, I would rate it 7.8 on a scale of 1-10, 10 being strenuous. the view is gorgeous but it's disappointing to reach the overlook and have people drive up in their cars. The trail is also, more like 13 miles, not 10 and took around 7 hours to complete at a moderate pace, the loop was closed, it's in and back out. If you just like hiking in the woods to be hiking and need a really good workout, this is a great trail for you. Don't get me wrong, there are some nice views along the way but they're few and far between.

ice climbing
4 days ago

A wonderful hike alongside several soothing streams that lead to 3 waterfalls of various scale. The climb back up was a bit exhausting, but well worth it.

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail with beautiful views. a portion of the loop was closed due to damage during planned burning but was still able to access the summit and waterfall

Beautiful place!