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Stone Mountain - Up and Around the Rock

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 16 2022  8:00 am >> Sat, Jul 16 2022 11:10 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Jul 11 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 15 2022 4:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours 10 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7.2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Greg Pharo
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Member Cost:None

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


Let's enjoy an early morning hike at Stone Mountain! We'll meet near the Historical & Environmental Center (formerly Confederate Hall), over by the restrooms next to Walkup Trail at 7:50 am. Our hike will first take us up the Walkup Trail to the top of the mountain. We'll enjoy fabulous views of Atlanta, northern Georgia and the surrounding areas. Next we'll head back down to the intersection of the Walkup Trail and the Cherokee Trail. We will hang left onto the Cherokee Trail and hike counterclockwise around the mountain. We'll pass through forests, by lakes and creeks, and possibly take a short detour onto Kings Island/Kings Trail. 

We'll hike at a moderate pace of approximately 2.5 mph moving speed and stop two or three times for short breaks. 

Recent D3 or greater hiking experiences is required to join the fun.   

Required Items to Bring:

- Annual pass or $20 entrance fee 

- Sturdy hiking boots/shoes

- At least 1 liter of water

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

- Hiking poles

- Sunscreen

- Snack

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Park in one of the parking lots near the Walkup Trail and meet in front of the restrooms near the train track by the Walkup Trail. 

Google Maps location is here

Map of Stone Mountain Park is here.


There is a $20 fee per vehicle to enter Stone Mountain; or you can purchase an annual pass for $40.

Please arrive at the walkup trail by 7:50 so that we can leave promply at 8 am.

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

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