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Stone Mountain Loop Trail

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Length


4.3 Miles 7.0 Kilometers


931' 284 m

Ascent

-923' -281 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

51%

Max Grade (27°)

2,295' 700 m

High

1,517' 463 m

Low

Shared By Russell Hobart

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All Clear 14 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud History

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

Russell Hobart

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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.

Flora & Fauna

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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
Aug 25, 2018
Stephen Weyant
4.3mi
Aug 14, 2018
Clark Maness
4.3mi
Aug 12, 2018
Shane Robillard
4.8mi
Aug 4, 2018
Kris Gaitan
Summit 3.4mi
Aug 4, 2018
Josh Schuman
Aug 4, 2018
Josh Schuman

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  4.5 from 27 votes

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