Hiking Stone Mountain

by | Dec 8, 2018

It’s one of those fun things

Hiking Stone Mountain in Stone Mountain, GA has been on my bucket list for sometime. Is this one of those monumental milestones in life? Nah! But, it is one of those fun things that I have wanted to accomplish for a very long time.

The hike is an effort. I would not recommend this to anyone who suffers from mobility issues or who has poor health. Also, if you are out of shape, you are going to pay for it. I hike, bike and walk on a regular basis and I was winded in several spots along the trail.

The top at 1,686 feet above sea level

Hiking Stone Mountain GA
So if you’re up for the hike, it’s a blast! Short, around a mile long starting at the base at 900 feet and you reach the top at 1,686 feet above sea level. The trail is entirely made of solid granite. That’s right, one massive rock from top to bottom. Stone Mountain is known as a monadnock. Simply, this is a prehistoric volcanic formation that did not erupt and overtime was exposed due to the earth eroding around the granite leaving this massive rock structure.

Once you reach the top, the views are amazing. Even on this cloudy day, the horizon in the distance along with the early change of color in the fall leaves were picturesque. You get a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. The distant Atlanta skyline, Kennesaw Mountain to the north, the lake at the bottom and the heavily wooded area just takes your breath away.

The Swiss cable car

Hiking Stone Mountain GA
For those who are not able to make the physical trek, take heart. There is the Summit Skyride, a high-speed Swiss cable car that will take you to the top and back.

So I did it. I can now take hiking Stone Mountain off the list and another reason why I love RV life!

For more information about Stone Mountain Park visit https://www.stonemountainpark.com/

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