DISTANCE
10.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,808 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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2 months ago

This trail go straight up, with an incline that will kick you a** if you are not trained on inclines. I run steep hills and train on 15% treadmill inclines for 4.5 mph at 1 hour, and this was not easy for me at all. But, I loved the challenge.

Trail had not one person on it, while all other Stone Mountain trails were wall-to-wall at the same time.

If you want to get away from the Stone Mountain amateur hikers, this is the trail for you.

The way back is steep downhill, which works different muscles. This may be a challenge for those not used to steep downhill, even though trained on inclines.