Stone Mountain Historic Trail

photo: photo by Lynn Downing of Buhl, AL Type: Backcountry
Length: 6.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? $8.00

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Location: Trail system at Stone Mountain on E side of Atlanta.
State(s): Georgia
Counties: Dekalb
Latitude: 33.81079
: -84.16207

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The Stone Mountain Historic Trail is a 6.5-mile historic trail which explores much of Stone Mountain Park's Natural District around the base of the mountain, with a mile section going up and over the west side of the mountain (crossing the walk up trail). The trail is marked by red arrows on granite posts. While the trail primarily passes through the mature oak-hickory forest, views of the lakes, streams, and mountain are common. Frequent mammal and bird sightings are possible year-round. A 1-mile section of the trail passes through the commercial section of the park and allows for a water or restroom stop. Dogs on a 6-foot leash are allowed on the trail.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 900
Elevation High Point: 1,100
Year Designated: 1971

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Stone Mountain Memorial Association
P.O. Box 689
Stone Mountain , GA 30086
(770) 498-5658



 Photo by Prajit Ravindran.

Photo by Prajit Ravindran.


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