Wed, Apr 28 2021 - Stone Mountain Cherokee & Kings Trails (View Original Event Details)|
The hike started with almost perfect weather for hiking. We did introductions near Confederate Hall and started hiking in a counterclockwise direction. We hiked along the orange trail, connector trail, joining the green trail until it joined another orange connector trail connecting to the white trail or Cherokee Trail. We continued along Venable Lake until the trail retuned to the mountain, briefly stopping to enjoy the views of the Washington W Bridge. We crossed the bridge and did the 0.75-mile King’s Bridge Loop, went to and Grist Mill. We than followed the white trail and returned to the parking lot by another orange connector trail.
We stopped at the entrance to the Washington W. King Trail to talk about the amazing history of this bridge built near Athens in 1891 and moved to its present position in 1963. This bridge was built by one of the most renown families of covered bridge builders from the 1840 to 1900.
Four of us opted to head of the mountain after the hike. Three of us turned around at the Halfway House on the trail and one went all the way up.