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Sunrise at summit and hike around - Stone Mountain - Fall Colors

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park   Hike: Sunrise at summit and hike around - Stone Mountain - Fall Colors  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 29 2023  7:10 am >> Sun, Oct 29 2023 11:10 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Oct 25 2023 11:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 28 2023 9:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7.3 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Minimum Group Size:3
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Are Dogs Permitted: No


Sunrise at summit and hike around - Stone Mountain - Fall Colors


Let's greet together some of the latest of the year sunrises, possibly hike up on Full Moon shine, and enjoy beatiful fall colors while hiking around this natural wonder place!

We will meet and start our hike at the Confederate Hall Parking Lot (close to restrooms). From there we will take the Walk Up Mountain Trail to the Summit of Stone Mountain. There we will have 15-25 min brake to enjoy the sunrise, have breakfast/snacks, photos taking. Then we will go down the same trail until we intersect Cherokee Trail. We will take Cherokee Trail on the right, going clockwise, and make a loop around the stone, enjoying views around the lake. Then we will get back to parking. For the loop around we will be hiking on Cherokee, Connecting, and Nature trails.

Before signing up make sure you are comfortable hiking on rocky and at spots - wet, slippery rocky surfaces. We will hike with moderate pace (approximately 2.5 miles per hour) with few stops to enjoy scenery. The total hike distance will be around 7.3 miles, with about 800 feet of elevation gain.


Note: This event might get cancel due to inclement weather.


Required Items to Bring:


Comfortable hiking shoes and clothes wheather appropriate

Water or other hydrating drinks for about 4 hours of hiking

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Breakfast/ snacks


Hiking poles


Bug spray

How to Get There:
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Directions To Confederate Hall Parking Lot:

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. We will meet outside the restrooms at the start of the walk up trail.

The Parking Fee is $20.00 at the gate unless you have an annual pass. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: For more information about Stone Montain Park, go to:

http://www.stonemountainpark. com/

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