Stone Mountain

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Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain Reviews

1sweetgapeach 1sweetga…
5 reviews
Fun for all the family big kids and little ones Aug 31, 2010
Stone Mountain has something for everyone young and old. From the food to the attractions inside the park you better plan on being there all day and the day ends with a laser show on the side of this massive mountain of stone lol ... so much fun to be had here if your feeling up to it you can hike up to the top of the mountain which is five miles in circumference at the base and is 1.3-mile (2.1 km) trail to the top of Stone Mountain ascending 786 ft (240 m) in elevation to a height of 1,686 ft (514 m) you can hike it or ride the sky lift to the top and back down its no longer a shakey rickity thing its top of the line now so no worries and its only weather permiting so if it rains (which if its summer in GA always be ready for that at least once a day :)) don't plan on going up at all you'll see in the pics why not lol. If you wanna hike but not up the mountain you can take a 5-mile (8.0 km) National Recreation Trail, the Cherokee Trail it loops around the mountain base, with a mile section going up and over the west side of the mountain (crosses Walk Up Trail). Primarily passes through an oak-hickory forest, but views of the lakes, streams, and mountain are common. if something more realxing for you i suggest a 25 min ride around the base of the mountain on the scenic railroad. Now for the real adventure you have to do the Sky Hike its sso much fun it has 3 dif levels 1 being the easy and 3 being the hardest they have a childrens playground with a mini adventure course where they can climb a rock wall or walk a tight rope thats maybe 4in off the ground like i said there is something for all but make sure to make a whoe day or even camp there they also have a hotel inside the park but where's the fun in that :) also if you don't wanna spend the day there you can just pay the parking and watch the laser show. I had also saw in another reveiw that everything was a seperate price but now they have it where you buy and armband and it includes everything to the park minus the duck boat ride
In the parking lot
Sky Hike my son made it to level 2…
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X_Drive X_Drive
836 reviews
Really for the young May 04, 2008
Stone Mountain, Georgia was quite different than the information I had seen in planning my trip. But the differences were all disappointing. I knew it all evolved around the massive stone with a large relief of the southern generals sculpted into the side. I also knew that you could take a tram to the top to view all of the surrounding area or you could somehow hike it. I just didn’t realize that each area requires another admission fee and there are several areas to visit.

This is a very large park area and lots of people use it for their physical training venue around Atlanta, so watching out for runners, bicyclist, and walkers keeps you on your toes. Parking lots are spread out everywhere and the different things to do are just as widespread.

Not being young and fit we drove around from area to area and found a few places to enjoy and even got a picture or two. This is a place for the young, and physically fit crowd.
A covered bridge at the park
A covered bridge at the park
The Southern General relief at Sto…
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electricapples electric…
51 reviews
Stone Mountain Dec 02, 2008
Just outside of Atlanta, GA, sits Stone Mountain. This is a neat place to visit if you're in the area. You can hike up to the top of the mountain, or you can pay to ride the sky lift to the top (you have the same options for getting down the mountain as well). If you have a fear of heights, this may be scary for you, but trust me, it is doable! There are fences all around the top of the mountain, so don't worry about falling off. It is kind of like walking on the moon, because it is so smooth. You can see everything from the top. It can be quite windy though. Many of the locals actually run up and down the mountain for exercise. It is a fun recreational activity for the whole family. Make sure you visit the museum nearby as well. It explains the history and geology of the mountain. I really enjoyed it. I've been to Stone Mountain twice now.
The mountain
The drop off the mountain
Atlanta from the top
ladywolve ladywolve
10 reviews
My Bucket List began..... Aug 23, 2008
Okay, this mountain is for the beginners, like me. But I did it. I climbed my first mountain and that was only a couple of days after a

serious car accident. The view is really nice. We took the skyride down,

which I liked, but it was too short. The views were awesome! I really

can't say enough, as I am so glad that I did this. We did this together

on our honeymoon and it means that much more.
WaltJake WaltJake
53 reviews
Feb 27, 2007
'Mount Rushmore Of The South'

Stone Mountain is a giant rock carving of Civil war figures on the side of a granite mountain, just outside of Atlanta. Originally started by Gutzon Borghlum, he had a fight with his backers, blew up his carving with dynamite, and quit to go to South Dakota and carve Mt Rushmore instead. The Stone Mountain carving was left for others to finish, and today there is a park like complex around the mountain where you can shop, eat, or take a ride to the top. entertaining and educational!

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alyssa_ob alyssa_ob
244 reviews
Apr 27, 2007
If you like rocks, this is the place for you! Stone Mountain is a large granite exfoliation dome (with an amusement park). I just found out about this amusement park writing this review. You can pay $8 to park and hike all over and up to the top of the dome. Or you can pay $25 to do the attractions that include a skyline cable car ride to the top, scenic railroad, Paddlewheel and Ducks boat tours (in summer), a museum and even a sledding hill in winter. I've only done the hiking part.

The hike is a nice one right up the hill side, fairly steep in some places. The trail is 1.3 miles to the top and is 1683 ft above sea level. The top is 825 feet above the surrounding areas and on clear days you can see up to 60 miles! The view is terrific. The rocks are very slippery when wet, so avoid rainy days. The top is also accessible by the Summit Skyride (for a fee) and has bathrooms. The park also has 15 miles of hiking trails including the one to the top.

The bas-relief carving is of three Confederate heros of the Civil War. See more photos in my "exploring the Atlanta area" entry of my Southeast US blog.
bas-relief carving
cable cars
the trail
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TravellingAuntie says:
I love Stone Mt. - glad you liked it too. Have you ever hiked the many other trails there? They're awesome and can be done if it's too wet to hike the Rock
Posted on: Mar 30, 2010

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