Best Hiking Trails in Stone Mountain State Park
Featuring miles of rugged trails, hikers visiting Stone Mountain State Park will find a challenge around every corner. Featuring dramatic vistas from the top of Stone Mountain as well as routes that guide you through the forests and to the falls, each trail is easily accessed from Stone Mountain State Park cabins -allowing you to explore the park at your own pace.
1. Black Jack Ridge Trail
Leading you through a heavily wooded area along an old road bed, this 1.5-mile trail is rated as moderate. In the winter the views of Stone Mountain are excellent.
2. Cedar Rock Trail
This 1-mile trail is rated as moderate and guides hikers to the top of Cedar Rock where excellent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains await.
3. Stone Mountain Loop Trail
A 4.5-mile trail rated as difficult, this route takes hikers across the summit of Stone Mountain and provides access to a 200 ft waterfall. The Hutchinson Homestead is also found along this route.
4. Widow's Creek Trail
Following Widow's Creek for 2.5-miles, this trail is rated as difficult. There are a number of excellent places to picnic along this route.
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Best Family Activities in Stone Mountain State Park
Whether you want to feel the thrill of ascending a cliff face by rope, or you are more inclined to spend a peaceful day fishing for trout, Stone Mountain State Park hotels give you easy access to a variety of recreational activities suitable for the whole family. Enjoy the abundant natural beauty or learn about the rich history of the area on your next vacation.
1. Rock Climbing
Designated rock climbing areas in the park are suitable for all abilities, however beginners should always be accompanied by experienced climbers. All climbers must register before attempting any climb.
Trout fishing in Stone Mountain State Park is extremely popular and anglers have more than 20 miles of designated waters to choose from. You will also find two fishing piers on the Roaring River.
3. Hutchinson Homestead
Learn about the park's history and take a trip back in time at the Hutchinson Homestead. The restored cabin features plenty of information on how early settlers in the area survived, with various events held throughout the year to help visitors get a true sense of frontier life.
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