Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait. Sunlight and shadows dance across a broad tapestry of stone. White-tailed deer emerge from the security of the forest to graze on meadow grasses at the mountain's base. The scenery is only one attraction of the park.
There are 7 beautiful trails to explore here: Stone Mountain Loop Trail, Cedar Rock Trail, Wolf Rock Trail, Black Jack Ridge Trail, Middle Falls/Lower Falls Trail, Widow's Creek Trail, and Bridle Trail. These trails range from 4.5 miles to just .5 miles and cover summits, granite outcrops, scenic woods, waterfalls, and creeks.
Trail length: 17 miles
Posted by TrailAPI on March 8, 2013
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Reviewed by Tagnrocky on May 12, 2014
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We hiked the Stone Mtn Loop which is a strenuous 4.5 miles. Starting at the upper Trailhead parking lot, you can reach the summit in 1.7 miles which gives you incredible views from the top of the bare granite dome. Lots of steps & switchbacks left us panting in the heat, but it was worth it. Hiking on past the summit, many steps lead to the valley below where you'll find the Hutchison homestead and a glorious view of the mountain. Continuing on, you'll eventually see the t200 foot waterfall which slides over the granite face. The waterfall is only .3 mile from the upper Trailhead and should not be missed, however there are about 200 steps back up if you go to the bottom. This loop was quite a workout for two 50 year olds, but worth the effort.
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