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Cherokee Trail at Stone Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 15 2019  8:30 am >> Sun, Dec 15 2019 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Sat, Dec 14 2019 11:30 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Dec 15 2019 7:45 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Clay White
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


The Cherokee Trail circles Stone Mountain. It is a nice, wooded trail which passes a grist mill, a covered bridge, and offers lots of lake views. We'll hike approximately 5.5 miles. We will not climb the mountain.
We will meet beside the restrooms at the back of the big parking lot beside Confederate Hall (where people climbing the mountain normally start).  
There is a daily parking fee to enter the park, or you can purchase a yearly pass. However, if you are willing to walk a few blocks, there is free public parking in Stone Mountain Village.

Note: Weekend mornings at Stone Mountain can be very busy. Allow plenty of time to enter the park and find a parking space.

Required Items to Bring:

• Good shoes (remember, in a few places we will walk on granite. Other places might be a bit muddy).
• Fluid for adequate hydration.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

• Camera
* Hiking poles
* Snacks

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions: To the main entrance (east gate) - 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. The parking lot will be immediately after. We’ll meet behind Confederate Hall near the walk up trail.

Many people prefer to enter the west gate from Stone Mountain Village. If you do so, after driving through the gate, turn right and the walk-up parking lot will only be a few hundred yards away, on the left.

Additional directions and maps can be found at:

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