Arabia Mountain, Klondike, and Forest Trails Loop

MODERATE 217 reviews
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Arabia Mountain, Klondike, and Forest Trails Loop is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lithonia, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Rock outcroppings the size of football fields, streams rushing over woodland waterfalls, hundred-acre farms just like grandpa used to have, and fields of wildflowers undulating in the breeze. The Arabia Mountain Trail respectfully visits all of these natural wonders as it winds through 2,000 acres of protected parkland in south DeKalb County. The trail features several new arched granite bridges, a wooden boardwalk, and a short segment over a rock outcropping. Future phases of the trail are funded and in development. These phases will connect Evans Mill Road to Murphey Candler School and Klondike Road with a new covered bridge over Stephenson Creek. Future phases that are yet to be funded and designed will connect Lithonia with Stone Mountain Park and connect the existing trail to Panola Mountain State Park and Rockdale and Henry counties, including a bridge over the South River.

1 hour ago

Awesome trail, extremely pretty, but not very well marked, although it is still fun to navigate with AllTrails. The lake is beautiful and the hike is a gradual incline. If you do this loop you will definitely enjoy yourself. Basically a smaller Stone Mountain with not greenery.

hiking
6 days ago

Super cool and unique hike. The face/surface of the mountain is like a different planet. Dog loved splashing through all the little pools of water

trail running
3 months ago

Great local place to hike or run. Different than normal wooded areas. Has cool rock outcroppings. Good year around but fall and spring are beautiful. Shaded trail but also open areas so on hot or winter cold days you feel it.

hiking
3 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Great for dog walking

5 months ago

One of my favorites.

hiking
6 months ago

Very little excitement in terms of scenery or technicality on this trail. Wasn't particularly well marked and not maintained very well. Won't be doing again.

9 months ago

Pretty cool spot.

11 months ago

awesome hike

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

A nice, easy hike. Worth your time if not just to get out and see something new.

walking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Great rock structures ...

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Nice Visit... Great for kids

hiking
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Definitely a big crowd during the January thaw, but there were some great views and the trails were in good shape.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

great hike but super crowded. saw 20 or more people along the way.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Beautiful. Lots of great creeks and rock formations. Not hard at all.

hiking
Sunday, December 11, 2016

Nice trail! There are actually several trails here that can be done separately or together. The elevation was a piece of cake, even when we climbed up the little mountain it wasn't very steep. We had two dogs and a kid and it was great for everybody. Nice for a beginners hike. Maybe not challenging enough for some.

hiking
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Great 8.3 mile hike. We added a few extra miles.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

It has forest, lake and a beautiful mountain rock trail. Lots of varied options

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

This is a great spot to get out in the woods and enjoy some interesting terrain that is real close to Atlanta. It gives you similar terrain as Stone Mt without the huge crowds. If you get back in the woods you feel very secluded. The Arabia mt hike offers a nice little summit hike kids can do. Take some water as the heat will amplify when hiking on the rocks. The area is wide open because a lot of the granite exposures and you can bushwhack pretty easily through the wooded areas. We only hiked to the summit and a bit around but want to go back and check out the lake.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Very diverse terrain.

hiking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Nice walk over differing types of terrain.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

BEWARE ON 8/21 my car window was smashed and my car was burglarized. We parked at the Evan Mills trail head. The hike was awesome, but a hard lesson learned to not bring any valuables. The police told us it happens "almost every day."

road biking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

We did the section from Lorraine Park towards Arabia - about 6 mile loop w kids - great easy/moderate ride

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Really enjoyed the views and an interesting piece of history as well. The granite quarry was pretty neat..

Friday, August 19, 2016

So much to see and such little time to do it. Visited this trail twice, but never made it to the mountain. I plan to return as soon as possible.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

very nice and open, you are aloud to pretty much go where ever you want. so follow a trail or take off doing a little bushwacking.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Going at dusk it can be hard to see the trail markers on the rocks so keep that in mind for timing hikes.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Very different, really not a hard hike. But the history was pretty neat.

hiking
Friday, July 01, 2016

A step back in time! Great geological fearures and natural beauty. A Wonderful place to watch the sun set :)
Plenty of trails to explore. It is close to the city and usually has fewer crowds than most places near Atlanta. And the PATH is great too!

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

trail markings just end at the mountain top. trying to follow this loop and path just ends. had to use phone GPS to see where I was supposed to go.

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