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New Date Stone Mountain Cherokee & Kings Trails

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain   Hike: New Date Stone Mountain Cherokee & Kings Trails  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 23 2022  9:00 am >> Sat, Apr 23 2022 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Apr 19 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 23 2022 6:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:7.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Mike C
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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: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Event Overview and Where to Meet: 


We will follow the Cherokee Trail, white trail in a counterclockwise direction with short sections of the orange trails, and purple trails. From Confederate Hall we will head toward Venable Lake, go around the lake returning to the back side of the mountain followed a detour to the Kings Trail at Indian Island via the Covered Bridge. Returning to the Covered Bridge we head for Grist Mill, briefly along the Rock Wall, past Memorial Lawn / under the carving, and back to Confederate Hall.



 We will be parking at Confederate Hall. There are restrooms at this location. Please arrive 10 minutes early so that we may do introductions and start the hike on time.


End of the hike optional, we can go up and down the mountain.

Required Items to Bring:

A good pair of walking shoes.


Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd Stone Mountain, GA 30083. Alternative address: US Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain, GA 30087

PARKING:  A daily parking pass is $20 or an annual parking pass is $40. A parking pass is required for vehicle Park entry.

From Downtown Atlanta (via I-20) 
Take I-20 East to I-285 North. Once on I-285 North, take Exit 39B, the U.S. Hwy 78 East (Snellville/Athens) exit. Travel 7.7 miles and take exit 8, the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance. Follow the exit ramp to the East Gate entrance of Stone Mountain Park. 


Optional Free Parking in nearby Stone Mtn Village and "Walk-In" Directions:  Park visitors are welcome to take advantage of the always-free Park admission for pedestrians and bicyclists.  There are normally plenty of free parking spots available about 1/4 mile outside the "West" Park entrance in the quaint old village of Stone Mountain.  For example, on weekends the Suntrust Bank is closed and there is usually space in its free parking lot, at 5399 E Mountain St, Stone Mountain, GA 30083 (corner of 2nd Street). GPS and users can enter "Suntrust Mountain St GA" as your destination.  On all days of the week free public parking is usually available near the E Main St / Mountain St traffic light, esp. in the vicinity of the Village's old train station and white gazebo.
To walk (or ride your bike) from Stone Mtn Village to our AOC meetup spot inside Park near Confederate Hall:  Proceed eastward via the Mountain Street sidewalk and enter the Park via the narrow steel pedestrian gate. Continue straight ahead to the restroom building on the far side of the large parking lot (~75 yards beyond Confederate Hall on your left).  Although the narrow pedestrian gate is normally locked at night, hikers and cyclists can enter/exit the Park 24-7 at no charge via the nearby "West Gate" (mentioned above for drivers).



* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

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