Stone Mountain - Around The Block, NOT up the ROCK
|Event Location:||Stone Mountain Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Apr 10 2022 10:00 am >> Sun, Apr 10 2022 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Apr 6 2022 12:02 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Apr 10 2022 9:45 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Let's gather at the bottom of the walk-up trail next to the bathrooms for our meet and greet and then head off to a nice cool morning hike.
We'll trek counterclockwise over the RR tracks to the Garden Trail (green blaze) until it connects with the Cherokee Trail (white blaze). Along the way we hike through an old growth forest, over earthen dams, stroll by man-made lakes, see a cool historic covered bridge, a working grist mill and much more.
This hike is no faster than most of our D2 hikes but in full disclousure...This is a 5.5 mile hike in 2 hours, please only sign up if you are able to move at 2.7 mph or faster with stops.
There are restrooms at the beginning near the walk-up trail AND at the grist mill, where we will take a short 5 minute break.
|How to Get There:|
FROM I-285 TO THE PARK'S "EAST GATE" ENTRANCE:
From the I-285/ US-78 interchange on the east side of town take U.S. Hwy 78 East about 7.7 miles. Bear right at Exit #8 to the Stone Mountain Park "East Gate" main entrance where you'll pay $20 for the daily parking fee if you don't display a valid annual pass.
ONCE INSIDE PARK, DRIVE TO CONFEDERATE HALL PARKING LOT:
After entering via the East Gate, first follow Jefferson Davis Drive about a mile straight ahead to the big road fork, crossing the lake en route. Bear right onto Robert E. Lee Blvd and follow it about another mile, bearing left to avoid the West Gate exit. Look for the spacious Confederate Hall parking lot on your left where we park during the hike. We'll gather at our "usual AOC meetup spot," by the stone restroom building at the base of the Walk-Up Trail (about 100 yards toward the mountain from Confederate Hall).
You can also enter through the West Gate entrance, in Stone Mountain Village. If you enter here, turn right through the gate and you're almost to the Confederate Hall parking lot on your left.
OPTIONAL FREE PARK ENTRANCE FOR PEDESTRIANS & BICYCLISTS:
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