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MLK Day - Late Morning Cherokee Trail and Stone Mountain Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park   Hike: MLK Day - Late Morning Cherokee Trail and Stone Mountain Hike  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jan 16 2023  10:00 am >> Mon, Jan 16 2023 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Jan 10 2023 8:14 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jan 16 2023 9:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7.5 Miles
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will be begin the hike at the Confederate Hall parking lot (near the restrooms) and head to the Cherokee trail where we will follow it around Stone Mountain finishing back where we started at the restrooms.  After completing the circuit of Stone Mountain we will head up the side trail to the top of Stone Mountain, take in the view and then descend via the main walk up trail. 

The hike will be approximately 7.5 miles and will involve some steep sections so please bring appropriate footwear.

If you have any questions please contact Aaron.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Water or sports drink - at least one liter
  • Sturdy hike shoes with good tread
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • Hiking poles
  • Camera
  • Snacks

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions: To the rear entrance: From I-285 take U.S. Hwy 78 East (Snellville/Athens) exit. Take Exit 5, stay right for a half mile and then exit to E. Ponce/Stone Mtn. Village. At the end of the ramp turn left. Drive a mile or so into town. Turn left on East Mountain (you will see a German Restaurant on your right) and go straight until you get to the entrance.    



Plese Note: It costs $20 to park at Stone Mountain unless you have a parking pass.

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