Stone Mountain Guide
Weldon Wright Trail

Due to dangerous conditions, this is a restricted area by order of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association. Ordinance 2-110

During the 1840s, Weldon Wright blasted a recessed trail across the northwest face of the mountain, installing safety railing at the most exposed portions. For 25 cents, brave customers could venture out onto the trail for a harrowing walk. While further extending the trail in 1846, Mr. Wright fell to his death when some blasting powder exploded before he could get far enough away.

While the railings have been removed, the walkway is still clearly visible, even in satellite photos. The fence around the summit area prohibits visitors from reaching the path today, but part of it is visible from 3348'29.60"N 848'58.12"W.


The end of the trail is located at 3348'30.46"N 848'52.19"W.


Weldon Wright's Trail


Looking down at Weldon Wright's trail from above (from 3348'29.60"N 848'58.12"W)