Stone Mountain Walk-Up Trail

MODERATE 286 reviews

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
14 days 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.

1 month ago

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

1 month 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
2 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.

5 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!

5 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
5 months ago

Good, quick and calming hike

walking
6 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.

6 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
6 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
7 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

Great workout. 7 miles up, down and around the moutain.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice moderate hike to a beautiful summit.

hiking
8 months ago

It was tough but worth it.

hiking
9 months ago

I'm town on business for a couple weeks had to hit up some spots in Atlanta and North Georgia Mountains. Stone Mountain was a no brainer, a moderate trail for sure and a decent work out. Went up for sunset and it truly is a gem for that alone. Rocks are smooth but can be slippery, the have railings for the steep section near the top.

hiking
9 months ago

Awesome! Even at 56 years old , still love doing this.

walking
10 months ago

Walked up and rode the cable car down. Too much drinking the night before.

hiking
10 months ago

great cardio hike! beautiful views.

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty cool walk up this entirely rock/stone trail to the top where it's completely open and windy with nice views of the area.

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike we went in the heat of the day it was a little harder because of the heat. We still enjoyed it. I will go again.

hiking
11 months ago

Just a great trail!

hiking
11 months ago

My great aunt took me up the side of this mountain back when I was 11. This weekend I took my 13 year old niece. Very heavy traffic. Nice little climb that could be challenging at times especially towards the top. Took about 45 minutes going up. Exceptional view and would do it again

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nice hike with a steep challenge that is short and sweet. The trail is fairly obvious. The view from the top is well worth the effort.

hiking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

hiking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

hiking
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Great views of ATL midtown and buckhead in distance. Unique stone top mountain

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Gets challenging in some spots but 4yr old able to do it. Good family outing.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fun little walk for all ages

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Beautiful view up the top. Try to time it to reach just before sunset!

hiking
Sunday, February 12, 2017

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