Stone Mountain Cherokee Loop Trail

MODERATE 217 reviews

Stone Mountain Cherokee Loop Trail is a 5.1 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
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
364 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

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

walking
1 month 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
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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

trail running
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

Nice view

trail running
6 months ago

One of our favorite trails!

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

Great moderate hike for beginners. Undulating terrain with beautiful scenery along the way. You get greenery and the lake views. It's a great cardio workout along a well marked trail. Don't forget to stop and take in some of the sights.

8 months ago

great!!!

hiking
8 months ago

Has some beautiful spots, a very urban hike. if you are looking for a nice long walk this is great but not much wild nature.

11 months ago

One of my favorite trails. Amazing views of the giant mountain of granite, cool shaded woodsy walk, stream and lake views.

trail running
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Lots of well packed, well-traveled trail, good for barefoot trail running, as well as easy walking. Some sections have a lot of rocks or roots to mind your footing, which I like; keeps me on my toes! Nice variations in scenery: flat Lakeside, rolling Woods, bare rock face and beautiful streams leading into the lakes in places. Some beautiful leaf colors and wildflower displays along the way. I run it regularly. Quite empty on the weekdays, especially side trails, where I like to let the dogs run free for a bit.

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

I remember it well. A nice hike around the mountain. We went up later that day. There wer a lot of people on the trail but it was still nice,

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

It has been five years since the last time but I still remember the beauty. Hopefully I will be in the area next year. This is one of the most popular hikes in the area and with good reason.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hiked the loop counter clockwise. Enjoyed the entire trek. Easy hike for beginners. Don't forget a camera. Plenty of beautiful scenery. Took about 2 hours.

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

A great and strenuous walk through several disparate ecosystems with various terrains and telling doing change in elevation. And also some use through the prism of 19th-century living that are still standing along the trails. Call this makes for at least a four star hiking trail just minutes from the bustle of Atlanta.

trail running
Sunday, September 25, 2016

The trail was wooded and shaded for the most part. Went on 09/24/16 and encountered quite a few people along the way. Not as private and serene as I would of liked. To continue on the trail, many times you walk out of the woods to cross a street or end up at a tourist/ populated area such as a park, picnic area, windmill, etc. Had to pay $15 parking fee to enter Stone Mountain Park in order to hike this trail.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Fun

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Well maintained trail with a few sections you may consider strenuous. Pack a small lunch and eat with a Great Lake view.

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