Stone Mountain Park Cherokee Trail

Atlanta, Georgia 30340

Stone Mountain Park Cherokee Trail

Stone Mountain Park: Cherokee Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Thousands of years ago, Woodland Indians explored the forests at the base of Stone Mountain, most likely hunting and fishing, though not necessarily setting up permanent settlements. The Cherokee Trail encircles the mountain, covering diverse terrain, from stony slabs at the mountain’s base to oak and pine woods. The trail also passes through a clearing with a stunning view of the Confederate mural carved into a face of the mountain.

Beyond the mural, the trail continues on to Stone Mountain Lake and then skirts the shore in a less-crowded area of the park. After following the bank of Venable Lake, you’ll ascend the slopes of Stone Mountain with views of a forested valley spread out below. The path bisects the Walk-Up Trail and finally dives down the mountainside to carry you back to Confederate Hall."

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Trail Information

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375 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2½ hours
Stone Mountain Park
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