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Atlanta Skyline Sunset Hike at Stone Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jul 18 2018  8:00 pm >> Wed, Jul 18 2018 9:30 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Jul 17 2018 10:30 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 18 2018 6:30 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Laura V
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Visited by travelers from all over the world, Stone Mountain is one of the best spots for sunset viewing in Atlanta. Sunset on July 18 is 8:47 p.m., so we will take our time to enjoy a leisurely hike. We will avoid the heavily used walk-up trail by taking a side trail through the woods to the summit. 

We will meet at 8:00 near the restrooms by Confederate Hall for introductions and then head up the mountain. We will spend some time at the top taking in the view of the city skyline and watching the sunset.

Looks like we'll have near perfect weather for sunset viewing: temp 84, only 5% chance of rain, partly cloudy - so a good chance for a colorful sunset. 

The hike will involve some steep sections so please bring appropriate footwear. We will descend from the top of Stone Mountain after dark, so a small headlamp or LED flashlight is recommended.

There is a $15.00 entrance fee to park inside the park or you can purchase an annual pass for $40.00. Free parking is available at Stone Mountain Village. Give yourself extra time to walk down East Mountain Street to the West Entrance of the park. 

Required Items to Bring:

Water or sports drink 

Sturdy hike shoes with good tread

Small flashlight or head lamp

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Snacks for sunset viewing


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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. We will meet outside the restrooms at the start of the walk up trail.

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