Stone Mountain Park Cherokee Trail

Atlanta, Georgia

Stone Mountain Park: Cherokee Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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

Atlanta
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.2
Distance
375 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2½ hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Stone Mountain Park
Local Contacts
A Stone Mountain Park hiking trail map is available online at tinyurl.com/lg4l5da
Local Maps
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Jun 2018