Stone Mountain Walk-Up Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Stone Mountain, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
669 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

historic site

no dogs

hiking
1 day ago

Only about an hour long, beautiful and can get steep! We went early so there were only a few people.

7 days ago

Awesome setting for a short trail but extremely packed. Recommend finding some of the side trails tucked off on the sides to venture back down the mountain.

15 days ago

quads on fire ! loved it

1 month ago

Great up and down... get good shoes as can be slippery

1 month ago

Well marked and great views at the top. LOTS of people.

1 month ago

It’s a awesome place to get a quick hike in after work! Just a brief up and down. People can do t on their own since there are lots of other hikers! Fast way to get elevation near Atlanta. It could also be a good trail run! Not as scenic but easy and accessible:)
Pro tip: don’t go on a weekend because it’s CROWDED!

hiking
2 months ago

Careful when it rains! It gets slippery. Go early or late for best views/light. The hike gets crowded on the weekends.

2 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike and what a view

2 months ago

best time to climb Stone Mountain is either early in the morning or just before sunset. To see the sun rising or setting and the lights off Atlanta in the distance is awesome.

hiking
2 months ago

I go every Monday morning it’s a wonderful climb for all ages. The best time to go is around 8:00am that way you aren’t being hit My the suns powerful rays.

2 months ago

Awesome view at the end.
Very crowded and hot but much of it is shaded.

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely more strenuous than moderate for me. it's only 1 mile up, but you also go 700-800 feet up in elevation. It's worth it at the top though.

3 months ago

Very vigorous the first and second time going. I will be going again very peaceful.

4 months ago

Nice hike, short, but not what I would call "moderate". The hike up is somewhat strenuous.

4 months ago

Great, if you’re looking for a short hike with a nice 360 view. Around the park there are bike lanes and pedestrian sidewalks which was nice. If you’re looking for a harder workout just park farther away and jog to and from the start of this walk up. $15 entry.

hiking
4 months ago

It’s $15 to get in the park. The hike itself is nice, a good workout and skyline views at the top are great. Plus being on a giant rock like that is different than a typical mountain or hill. The only reason I don’t do it more often is because of the cost and the tourist factor - there’s also a cable car at the top and some kids activities so it doesn’t really feel like nature. Maybe if you were hiking on the lake instead or something.

4 months ago

Underwhelming. Personally, I like hikes that are more primitive, i.e., more nature, less people. The one mile ascent to the top felt like 3 (and typically for me, the longer the hike the better but not in this case). The scenery and footing did not vary much along the way and the flood of people zapped the zen right out of the hike. The view at the top? Neat, but it was obscured by fences (necessary I guess due to the tourist factor) and other signs of civilization, making it hard to get a decent picture of the skyline. Hence, underwhelming.

4 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
5 months ago

The Stone Mountain is an impressive an well-maintained park just east of Atlanta. There is a fee for parking but there is plenty of parking available all through the day. Park near the trailhead and take the long gradual climb to the top of the mountain. Closer to the top 1/3 of the mountain the slope becomes steeper but not particularly difficult and the views begin to open up. Once at the top it is a wide expanse of rock with great views toward Atlanta to the west and especially to the east where you can overlook Stone Mountain Park and the picturesque Stone Mountain Lake. The summit is surrounded by a chain link fence so it is reasonably safe for children. There is also a cable car that runs from the peak down to the park (or up to the summit). I recommend taking the cable car down and stay toward the left to get the best views of the Confederate Monument carved in the face of the mountain. You can take the cable car up and walk down, but it is not nearly as satisfying as having made the climb. This is a good hike for children as there are no steep slopes and because the summit is fenced in.

6 months ago

Nice view. $15 parking fee. Total time for me to go up was 45 min

6 months ago

This was a great hike up. Just be prepared for a gradual climb all the way up. There are some steep climbs on some spots, but once you reach the top there are some great views! I would like to go back and hike the “walk around” trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Great views of Atlanta and surrounding area at the summit. Snack and drinks at the summit as well. Bring the family for a fun time.

10 months ago

Very easy short hike with an incredible ending! If your ever in the Atlanta area, I highly suggest this trip! Great for families with kids!

10 months ago

A quick day trip to the park while visiting family for Thanksgiving. Well maintained trail with nice facilities at the top and bottom. Since it was a holiday weekend there were a lot of visitors.

hiking
10 months ago

Good, quick and calming hike

walking
11 months ago

Great place! During the good weather this is my workout 3-4 days a week. Don’t do this if it’s wet after a rain, the rock gets slippery as ice! Especially beautiful when the yellow daisies are blooming. Great view from the top! Love the option of going down through the woods at the point of the pavilion. A lot of the time I see deer.

11 months ago

Great for a fast good hike up a mountain. Put on headphones to zone out all the people and other music and just go. Great spot for training

hiking
11 months ago

Crowded and very touristy. The view at the top is worth dealing with all the people but I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody looking for a serine getaway. Great training for steep mountain trails.

hiking
Thursday, October 19, 2017

The trail was absolutely packed and very noisy. Felt more like I was at Disneyland than a trail. The full service snack bar at the top was the icing on the cake.

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