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Stone Mountain Evening Sunset Hike - Top & Back
Stone Mountain Park
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Aug 6 2017
7:40 pm >> Sun, Aug 6 2017 9:15 pm
Wed, Aug 2 2017 1:05 pm
|Registration Cut Off:
Sun, Aug 6 2017 7:30 pm
|Event Duration:||1 Hours 35 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)|
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Members Only, 21 And Older Only
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
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We will be hiking the main trail going to the top of Stone Mountain from the Confederate Hall parking lot and back. Up and back is about two miles. I will carry a jug of sweet tea with ice to share with the group at the top of the mountain. What better way to watch the sunset than with a cup of sweet ICE tea!
This is a casual and social hike up the mountain, so you can choose your own pace. At the top of the mountain, we will hang out for awhile, drink ice tea, socialize, take pics, and enjoy the scenic view from the top as we watch the sunset. What better way to end a weekend...a bit of exercise, chat, and chance to be with AOC friends!
On past hikes, Guitar Tony has seranaded us while the red disk slowly slipped below the downtown horizon. Will that happen again? I don't know, but it might.
THE HIKE WILL START FROM THE CONFEDERATE HALL PARKING LOT NEAR THE BATHROOMS AT 7:40 PM, but let's plan to meet at 7:35 PM.
Free parking is available at MARTA PARK n RIDE parking lot. It is less than a half mile walk to the park and the entrance is near our meeting area. Please take the time to look at the park map and parking options in order to be on time!
|Required Items to Bring:|
- Bottle water
- Hiking boots or trail shoes, running shoes, etc.
- Trail Snacks or Energy bar
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Energy bars or trail snacks etc
|How to Get There:|
Directions To Confederate Hall Parking Lot:
To the main entrance- From I-285 take U.S. Hwy 78 East (Snellville/Athens) exit. Travel about 7 miles and take Exit 8, the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance. After entering the main entrance, proceed straight ahead. The road will fork at about 1 mile - stay to the right. Continue to follow the road for another mile. Confederate Hall will be on your left. (Careful - there's a stop sign in front of Confederate Hall for those entering the West Gate.) The parking lot will be immediately after. Wait for the group near the walk up trail.
MARTA PARK & RIDE LOT
Free public parking in Stone Mountain Village
From Hwy 78 take exit 5 - stay right for a half mile - then a quick exit to E. Ponce/Stone Mtn. Village. At the end of the ramp turn left. Drive a mile or so into town. Turn left on East Mountain. Turn right on Fourth Street. There you will find the MARTA park and ride.
Parking fee inside the park is $10/- or if you have annual pass.
Important Links -
Stone Mountain Park Trail Map
Map to Stone Mountain Village free parking
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.