Sunrise at Summit and Hike around - Stone Mountain - Sun, Oct 14 2018

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Sunrise at Summit and Hike around - Stone Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park   Hike: Sunrise at Summit and Hike around - Stone Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 14 2018  7:00 am >> Sun, Oct 14 2018 10:00 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Oct 8 2018 6:05 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 13 2018 8:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6.5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join me for one of the latest sunrises for the year to enjoy at the Summit of Stone Mountain and then hike around the Mountain in the cool morning hours.

We will meet and start our hike at the Confederate Hall Parking Lot ( close to restrooms). First we will take the Walk Up Mountain Trail to the summit of Stone Mountain. There we will enjoy the sunrise, have breakfast/snack. From there we will go down the same trail until we intersect Cherokee Trail. We will take Cherokee Trail and make a loop around the stone, enjoying views around the lake, and cool air in the morning hours. After we complete the loop we will go down the Walk Up Trail back to the parking.

We will be hiking with moderate pace with a few stops to enjoy scenery. The total hike distance will be around 6.5 miles, with about 1200 feet of elevation gain. Make sure that you are comfortable with hiking on rocky, and on some spots - wet slippery rocky surfaces.

Required Items to Bring:


Comfortable hiking shoes and clothes

Water or other hydrating drinks

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Breakfast/ snacks


Hiking poles


Bug spray

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.

The Parking Fee is $20.00 at the gate unless you have an annual pass. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: For more information about Stone Montain Park, go to:

http://www.stonemountainpark. com/

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