Print-Friendly Version
Add this event to your calendar (Outlook, iCalendar)
Add REGISTRATION REMINDER to your calendar

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

Stone Mountain Evening Sunset Hike - Top & Back

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park   Hike: Stone Mountain Evening Sunset Hike - Top & Back  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Aug 31 2022  6:00 pm >> Wed, Aug 31 2022 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Aug 30 2022 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Aug 31 2022 6:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ron Walker
Email Trip Leader(s)
You must be logged in to get the Trip Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join us as we hike the Walk-Up Trail going to the top of Stone Mountain and back.  Up and back is about 2.4 miles total with about 800 feet of elevation gain to the top.

This is a casual and social hike up the mountain, so you can choose your own pace.  At the top of the mountain, we will hang out for awhile, socialize, take pics, and enjoy the scenic view from the top. Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the hike down.

The hike will start from the Historical Center (Formerly Confederate Hall) Parking Lot near the bathrooms at 6 pm. 

Please arrive early to find a parking space.

Free parking is available at MARTA PARK n RIDE parking lot. It is less than a half mile walk to the park and the entrance is near our meeting area. Please take the time to look at the park map and parking options in order to be on time!

Required Items to Bring:


  • Water
  • Hiking boots or trail shoes, running shoes, etc. 
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Energy bars or trail snacks etc
  • Camera
  • Headlamp or flashlight for the hike down

How to Get There:
Event Directions:


GPS  Coordinates: 33.81076800026398, -84.16212379932403

Parking in the Stone Mountain Lot:  $20 per day.  Annual 12 month pass is $40.  

Directions: To the main entrance- 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.

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 just about in the Confederate Hall parking lot.


There's no charge for pedestrians or bicyclists to enter Stone Mountain Park or to enjoy the numerous free attractions inside the Park including the nice trails.  If you don't have an annual Park Pass and wish to save the daily $20 parking fee, there are usually plenty of free parking spots just outside the Park in Stone Mountain Village.   The Village is near the Park's "West Gate" entrance which is quite close to Confederate Hall and the Walk-Up trailhead.  You can park near the railroad tracks and walk up East Mountain Street and directly into the park.

A map can be found at:

Be Aware:  Put all your personal belongings out of sight in your vehicle.  Lock your vehicle.

Thanks to Sue, Tom, & others for the write-up.





Important Links -

Stone Mountain Park Trail Map

Map to Stone Mountain Village free parking

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

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