Stone Mountain Cherokee Loop Trail

MODERATE 229 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

5 days 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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
3 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
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

trail running
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

Nice view

trail running
8 months ago

One of our favorite trails!

hiking
10 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
10 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.

10 months ago

great!!!

hiking
11 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.

Monday, December 26, 2016

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.

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