Columbus Day Hike at Cherokee Trail - Mon, Oct 8 2012

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Columbus Day Hike at Cherokee Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park   Hike: Columbus Day Hike at Cherokee Trail    National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Oct 8 2012  8:30 am >> Mon, Oct 8 2012 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Fri, Oct 5 2012 3:04 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Oct 8 2012 6:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The Cherokee Trail goes around, but not to the top of, Stone Mountain. It is a nice, wooded trail with plenty of lake views. We will hike approximately 5.5 miles keeping a fast pace, with no rest stops.

We will meet outside the restrooms beside Confederate Hall (where people climbing the mountain normally start).

There is a $10 parking fee to enter the park. However, free public parking is available in Stone Mountain Village. See directions below. If you park outside, be at least 15 minuts earlier to make the walk into the park. 

(Thank you Tony C. for the picture!)

Required Items to Bring:

• Hiking boots/shoes that grip well
• Water

Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • Camera
  • Hiking poles
  • Snacks
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

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.    

For the MARTA parking: Turn left on East Mountain and turn right on Fourth Street. There you will find the MARTA park and ride. 

Additional directions and maps can be found at:


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