Stone Mountain Guide
Hiking trails

Stone Mountain has many miles of hiking trails.

The Cherokee Trail is a 4.6-mile (7.4-kilometer) trail around most of the mountain which crosses its west shoulder. It provides many excellent views and a great range of environments.

The Walk-up Trail a one-mile (1.6 kilometer) trail from Confederate Hall to the summit of Stone Mountain.

The Muscogee Trail is a 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) trail between two lakes near the north gate on Jefferson Davis Drive. It is a relatively level trail through the woods with views of Stone Mountain Lake.

The King's Trail is one of several trails on Indian Island in the southern part of Stone Mountain Lake. It is 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) in length and relatively level and follows the shoreline for much of its length.

The Nature Garden Trail is a convenient, seven-tenths-mile (1.1-kilometer) trail through the forest on the southwest side of the mountain.

The Songbird Habitat Trail is two-thirds of a mile (1.1 kilometers) long.

The Woodland Trail is connected to the Songbird Habitat Trail and is one mile (1.6 kilometers) in length.

The Dogwood Trail connects the Crossroads parking lot to the Historic Square.

The Evergreen Heron Trail goes from the Cherokee Trail to the Evergreen Hotel, following the south side of Stone Mountain Lake. It is 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) long and is marked with arrow signs nailed to trees.

The Evergreen Hawk Trail is a short trail located at the Evergreen Hotel. It's just four tenths of a mile (two thirds of a kilometer) in length and connects with the Heron Trail at its end and again at the lake. Like the Heron Trail, it's marked with signs nailed to trees.

There are several connecting trails which are blazed in orange.

Please practice proper trail etiquette by staying on official trails and respecting the environment as well as other hikers.

Hiking Trails Map


White: Cherokee Trail
Yellow: Walk-up Trail
Dark blue: Muscogee Trail
Purple: King's Trail
Light green: Nature Garden Trail
Red: Songbird Habitat Trail
Brown: Woodland Trail
Pink: Dogwood Trail
Dark green: Evergreen Heron Trail
Dark red: Evergreen Hawk Trail
Light blue: Evergreen Bluebird Trail
Orange: Connecting Trails
Cyan: PATH Trail

Hiking Trail Photos