Explore the most popular forest trails near Stone Mountain with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

We have hiked up and down 2miles, then around the mountain on the Cherokee white trail. This weekend will be 4 weekends in a row. It has some good variety. 6.61miles total is a good morning workout. Then we head to Decatur for a Farm Burger. Makes a great Saturday.

You will love this mountain! Exhilarating and lots of amazing pictures! Don't miss the laser show and don't bring the family in the rain!

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I doubt I would be paying to an entrance fee to ride my bike. Not worth it with so many other trails nearby

very beautiful trail in woods with lake / river view.

great views easy climb

very well marked trails. we started on the Cherokee trail (not too many people) and used the connection and when up the mountain and the continue with the rest of the trail 7 miles. Beautiful sceneries it will be worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

This a great trail filled with changing scenery. Staying on the white blaze to the green and to orange connector is a much easier hike as opposed to going across the mountain to complete the loop

Great place go several times a week and do the trail two times! Great place to do everyday training for thru hikes when you live in the city. Strap on your full pack and do a 10 plus mile shack down!

trail running
2 months ago

Seriously confusing system of markers and many trails are unmarked or the markers are missing or worn off. The trails are clear and maintained well. The biking and equestrian paths are moderately technical for hikers and trail runners. Beautiful scenery and you’re completely surrounded on all sides by the natural world. I will absolutely come back often but only after studying the trail system and downloading it to my phone. You could easily get lost if it gets dark. There are bathrooms at trail heads and plenty of places for photo ops.

This is a nice trail. it is well marked. You go from level to uphill to downhill. You walk over gravel, dirt, granite and roots. It intersects the walk up trail which is a nice feature. I will hike it again.

hiking
2 months ago

I parked and went up the Walk-up trail at the West entrance up the park to where it bisects Cherokee trail. Lots of folks doing the walk up to the top of Stone Mountain, but surprisingly, I did not pass very many people on the Cherokee trail at all

It was wonderful

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.

Great quick get away trail with diversity of terrain and river views. A little confusing . Really need better markers!

hiking
4 months ago

You start by the water then into the woods. Beautiful and easy trail to follow. Be careful with the connecting path (tagged orange.) not to difficult of a trail but worth the hike

hiking
4 months ago

Outstanding short Hike. There are lots of pretty views of Stone Mountain and the lake. The trail crosses several creeks along the way.

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

hiking
5 months ago

Nice park to walk your dog. Depending on the crowd you can get up in the woods and let your dog off leash or not. We had a lot of exposure to the river today. It was cold but sunny.

A handful of spots where the white blazes are hard to locate, but otherwise a nice hike with Great scenery and solid exercise.

Enjoyed it very much; took grandma to this one and she was able to keep up alright. It’s not deep enough in the woods so you can still hear the noise from the other attractions.

Easy and yet invigorating; not a dull moment. They have trail markers but no signs.

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.

Great lake views dotted with fishermen.

trail running
6 months ago

I like to run wooded trails. This is a great trail. Lots of varied hardwood forest and the yellow river. The route starts with a climb up a hill of about 125 feet elevation gain. Then the rest of the track is pretty smooth along the river edge. There are a lot of roots and stones in the trail, so you have to watch, but pretty much all trails are like that. There is less rock in trail where the trail is along the river. There are lots of trals so you can vary the route many ways. I like only about a 3 mile run so this is nice for me. It could easily be a 6 mile run. It also is a good hike if you do not run. Lots of people bring their dogs.

A great 4 miles that follows along the river quite a bit. The only negative is the trail is not marked clearly and unless you know where your going it’s easy to get lost.

walking
7 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.

walking
7 months ago

I was able to take my dog back through all of the trails and along the river. Passed a few people walking with their dogs off leash but mostly it was quiet. The parking was easy to find and free!

mountain biking
9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

Great with dog

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