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blueBlack Stone Mountain Loop Trail

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4.3 mile 7.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 931' 284 m
Descent: -923' -281 m
High: 2,295' 700 m
Low: 1,517' 463 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)

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Trail rises from the picturesque stream bottoms to the lovely views at the summit of Stone Mountain.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Park Hours:
  • November - February: 7am - 7pm
  • March, April, October: 7am - 9pm
  • May - September: 7am - 10pm

Description

One of Stone Mountain State Park's iconic trails, visitors won't want to miss a chance to tour the area on this loop. You'll be able to enjoy almost everything that the park has to offer, from streambeds to rocky summits, to everything in between.

The Stone Mountain Loop Trail follows the orange circle markings. The trail starts behind the bathrooms at the parking lot. You'll follow the creek until you head up to a clearing made by an old homestead. Take in the views then continue down the trail.

You'll make a couple of streams crossings before you get to Stone Mountain Falls. Head up the stairs and continue for a long time going uphill until you arrive at the summit. Take in the beautiful views of Appalachia from the rocky moon-like surface of the summit. The trail is marked on the rock where there are no trees. From here, continue downhill with intermittent stairs until you arrive at a road crossing. Shortly after the road, you meet up with the beginning of the loop and head back to the parking lot.

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Jun 16, 2019
Brian Creason
4.3mi — 2h 40m
May 27, 2019
Phil York
Beautiful hike, steep climbs, good views, lots of water.
May 18, 2019
Walter Vaughn
Apr 15, 2019
Jennifer Marquardt
Breezy at the top. A Beautiful day for a hike! 6.3mi
Mar 2, 2019
Dalana Parker
Mar 2, 2019
Rob May
Feb 4, 2019
Chris Coffee
Beautiful hike with some great views of the distant Appalachian range. 5.5mi — 2h 40m
Dec 7, 2018
Kyle Obermiller

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