Stone Mountain Up and Around - Mon, Dec 27 2021

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Stone Mountain Up and Around

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park, GA
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Dec 27 2021  2:00 pm >> Mon, Dec 27 2021 5:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Dec 24 2021 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Dec 27 2021 12:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
David W.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join me (David W.) in my quest to become a TL. Jean and I will lead a hike up and down and around Stone Mountain. We will meet by the restrooms at the trailhead. Hiking up the mountain we will return to our meeting place and then proceed counterclockwise around the mountain. Passing by the covered bridge and grist mill we will cross the street to visit the quarry exhibit. We will continue on past the face of the mountain back to the parking lot. Moderate to fast pace. Please arrive 10 minutes before 2:00 start for introductions.

We'll gather at the "usual AOC meetup spot," by the restroom building at the base of the Walk-Up Trail. 

Parking Options: 1. Park in town for free and walk to the event; 2. Daily parking pass $20; 3. Annual pass $40.

You should be familiar with the trails so you can find your way back to the parking lot without assistance: Trails

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking boots/shoes
Parking Fee
Warm Clothes (it's December)

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

Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:



From the I-285/ US-78 interchange take U.S. Hwy 78 East about 7.7 miles. Take Exit #8 to the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance, which is the "East Gate" 


After entering via the East Gate, first follow Jefferson Davis Drive about a mile, bear right at the fork onto Robert E. Lee Blvd and follow it about another mile, past the West Gate entrance on the right, then look for Confederate Hall parking lot on your left. We'll gather at the "usual AOC meetup spot," by the restroom building at the base of the Walk-Up Trail. 

You can also enter through the West Gate entrance, from Stone Mountain Village. If you enter here, turn right through the gate and you will see the Confederate Hall parking lot on your left.

Free Parking Option!  Park in the village and 1: walk down East Mountain Street, enter the park and find the meeting spot directly in front of you; or 2: from the visitor center "train caboose" next to the police station walk down the bike path to the park and turn left to find the meeting spot

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.