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

Amazing!! One of my favorite places to hike

Amazing views! Highly recommended!! Do the whole loop and you’ll see how different the landscape can be on top of vs. base of the mountain. Pick your poison: traveling counter-clockwise will mean wide uneven steps going down and standard wooden stairs going up, clockwise gives you the uneven stairs going up and wooden down. Any way you slice it LOTS of stairs. Strenuous at some points. Took us 3 hours with dogs.

Hiked it with my family today. it is OPEN.
it was a great time we did the loop.

Hiked Wolf, Cedar and lower Stone Mtn trails. Visited Hutchison Homestead having lunch with our hiking group. Trails, stairs and parking lots are well maintained. Enjoyed the sounds of babalying water in creeks by trails. View from Wolf tr as il of Stone Mtn summit is awesome.

Watch for deer crossing road when driving in and out of park.

Cool short hikes to scenic falls

Always a fun day hike with pets and friends!

Great views, historic scene, cool waterfall and just strenuous enough.

It’s ok. View is good but this trail is extremely crowded and is honestly a gravel road a lot of the way. If you do this one I would not do it on the weekend or expect a huge crowd.

Been hiking here for years! Beautiful views from up top!

Beautiful once you reach the bald! The actual trail didn't award any real views but once you get to the overlook it makes up for it.

great day hike from fine camping facilities. compared to numerous other parks' ratings, this one is strenuous if you do the loop - moderate if you do up & back from upper parking lot.

Trail is fairly steep at the beginning and has many stairs both up and down the trail. Overall a fun hike with and old settlement area to explore, and great views along the top.

This trail is for the MST and has nothing to do with Stone Mountain. It is for advanced hikers as it goes straight up in pretty rough terrain for a large portion of it. There were many fallen trees over the path of which I had to climb over to continue on. It’s 6.2 miles to the Blue Ridge Pkwy. So round trip would be 12.4 or so.

I would hike this trail again once I am better outfitted with really good hiking boots. You will NOT see any of Stone Mountain on this trail but it was worth it.

good hike and mostly uphill

I have seen other places and talked to other hikers who have rated the loop trail as strenuous. It definitely is exhausting if you walk up the steep side from the lower trailhead parking area. The views are amazing and well worth the effort. If you can go up the steep side do it. I'd rather have the long gentle slope going back down than try to negotiate down the steep steps.

Absolutely so beautiful. A huge gorgeous water fall, beautiful view of the side of Stone Mountain and beautiful nature trials in between.

This has become one of mine and my girlfriend’s favorite trails at Stone Mountain.. I don’t believe it’s 2.2 miles as stated to Wolf Rock, it’s a fairly easy trail that leads to spectacular views.. We spent many hours there in a hammock enjoying the rewards from this trail..

Good endurance hike. I liked it because it wasn't too close to any big touristy areas resulting in a decreased number of yuppies.

walking
2 months ago

My family and I were looking for a challenging trail to hike with a great view. This trail did not disappoint. My two kids 6 & 7 did great. Beautiful overlook at the top. Great trail

Great trail with spectacular views. I think this should be marked as strenuous. Definitely recommend taking the summit direction first, not the waterfall first like I did. It was so easy the first 2 miles by the falls then I got to the summit and nearly couldn't make it up. So worth it though!

Def not an easy trail to hike but isolated and quiet. Super well marked until last mile. Back tracked about 4 times trying to find climb to summit, at mile 5 after steel drum in River below. I think it's the rough trail straight up the mountain side, but never confirmed.

Amazing waterfall, quick & easy to get to from visitor center. Continued on the loop, the summit was AMAZING, so beautiful, so many places to sit & chill on the side of the stone mtn. Worth the hour & a half ride to get there. The trail was shady, breezy, & not too terrible

The first 30-45 minutes of this one was a good workout. The scenery was awesome. I’d like to go back and do this one for time. It’s a good challenge but the views are worth it.

Did the trail counter clockwise today....a great walk in the woods and nice vistas...also included the middle falls.

I didn't die

hiking
2 months ago

Didn't see anyone for the time I was there. It had just finished raining made the start of cedar rock a little slick

Started at the old parking lot went straight up the mountain 1/2 way up thought I was going to die I've never seen so many steps. After getting to the top it was all well worth it glad I did it

hiking
3 months ago

Good starting trail a bit of an uphill walk to begin with then flattens out till you get to wolf rock with beautiful views

camping
3 months ago

Great trail also went camping here a few years ago it was snowy and windy got down to -20° But I loved the experience. Trail is beautiful and scenic and strenuous but was well worth it. also be carful near the summit there is alot of slippery rock I almost slid off myself. keep a good footing and stay safe!

Amazing trail ! was very nicely maintained and beautiful.. can't wait to talk this trail again.

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