Stone Mountain Cherokee Loop Trail

MODERATE 281 reviews

Stone Mountain Cherokee Loop Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stone Mountain, 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
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
400 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Take I-285 to Exit 39b, Stone Mountain Parkway towards Snellville and Athens (East). Travel 7.8 miles to the exit for Stone Mountain East Gate, where you pay an entrance fee. Now known as Jefferson Davis Dr, the road intersect with Robert E. Lee Blvd in 1.0 miles. Turn left on the Robert E. Lee Blvd

hiking
1 day ago

good for time

walking
24 days ago

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.❤️

27 days ago

be ready to ascend and descend some extensive trails

hiking
28 days ago

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.

29 days ago

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

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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!

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2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

very beautiful trail in woods with lake / river view.

2 months ago

great views easy climb

hiking
3 months ago

very well marked trails. we started on the Cherokee trail (not too many people) and used the connection and when up the mountain and the continue with the rest of the trail 7 miles. Beautiful sceneries it will be worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

This a great trail filled with changing scenery. Staying on the white blaze to the green and to orange connector is a much easier hike as opposed to going across the mountain to complete the loop

hiking
4 months ago

Great place go several times a week and do the trail two times! Great place to do everyday training for thru hikes when you live in the city. Strap on your full pack and do a 10 plus mile shack down!

hiking
4 months ago

This is a nice trail. it is well marked. You go from level to uphill to downhill. You walk over gravel, dirt, granite and roots. It intersects the walk up trail which is a nice feature. I will hike it again.

hiking
4 months ago

I parked and went up the Walk-up trail at the West entrance up the park to where it bisects Cherokee trail. Lots of folks doing the walk up to the top of Stone Mountain, but surprisingly, I did not pass very many people on the Cherokee trail at all

4 months ago

It was wonderful

5 months ago

Great hike but parts of the trail are not well-marked, so it's easy to get off-course. Because the trail is around the mountain, however, it's hard to get lost.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail. Recommend going counter clockwise so the carving is at the end. Great way to end the hike.

hiking
7 months ago

A handful of spots where the white blazes are hard to locate, but otherwise a nice hike with Great scenery and solid exercise.

trail running
7 months ago

Well marked by white blazes and signage. Constantly changing terrain from wide leveled trails, to roots, to exposed granite faces makes for an exciting run.

walking
9 months ago

Beautiful trail. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it can get quite busy at times. Find an off time to go and it’s a nice half day walk/hike.

trail running
11 months ago

Great trail for running and within 30 minutes of the East side of Atlanta.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice, easy 5 mile hike for when you want to stay around Atlanta.

trail running
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Incredible trail that winds around the base of Stone Mountain. Challenging but doable.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Love this trail. In the Urban area of Atlanta this is an outstanding oasis.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Nice view

trail running
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

One of our favorite trails!

hiking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Great hike along the lake. Out and back about 3 miles. Endless trails to explore, wish I had more free time during my visit

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