Stone Mountain Park

Vacation Travel Guide
Stone Mountain Park which includes a garden and autumn leaves

Nature trails and theme park attractions surround the world’s largest piece of exposed granite, just outside the city.

Stone Mountain Park is an entertainment and recreation area surrounding the world’s largest piece of exposed granite. Throughout the park’s 3,200 acres (1,295 hectares) you’ll find walking trails, historical exhibits, playgrounds and leisure activities. There are also restaurants, shops, two hotels and a campground.

The granite mountain rises 1,686 feet (514 meters) above sea level. Ride the high-speed cable car to the top. On the way, view larger-than-life carvings of three Civil War figures: Jefferson Davis, Robert Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. This impressive Confederate Memorial Carving covers three acres on the side of the mountain.

If you’re up for some exercise, take the one-mile (1.6-kilometer) hiking trail to the top of the mountain. This trail is appropriate for most fitness levels, but can be slippery when wet. There are restrooms and a snack bar at the top of the mountain for a respite before heading back down.

There are 15 miles (24 kilometers) of walking trails around the park to suit a leisurely stroll or more strenuous day-hike. For example, the five-mile (eight-kilometer) Cherokee Trail winds through through the woods around the base of the mountain. The Woodland Trail and Meadow Trails each offer a one-mile walk into a habitat for lovely birds including the white-breasted nuthatch, eastern bluebird and northern cardinal.

Around the mountain there are a wide variety of activities for the entire family, including rock-climbing walls, miniature golf and a 4-D theater. Visit a recreation of a 19th-century town and farmyard or ride on a five-mile (eight-kilometer) scenic railroad around the base of the mountain. Kids will enjoy the Great Barn, an indoor playground for children aged five to 12.

An Adventure Pass gives you all-day access to the scenic trails, Great Barn, train and cable rides, and a slew of other activities. During the summer, stick around for the nightly laser and fireworks display that lights up the mountain.

The park is about a half-hour drive northeast of Atlanta and is open year-round.

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Top Hotels Close to Stone Mountain Park

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Stone Mountain, GA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Stone Mountain, GA
2.5 out of 5
1852 Rockbridge Road SW, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is ¥11,108 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Situated in a state park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stone Mountain Golf Club and Stone Mountain Park. Yellow River Game Ranch and Stone Mountain Scenic ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (976 reviews)
"Great room, very quiet and clean. Would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Stone Mountain, GA
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
4 out of 5
4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is ¥14,442 per night from Jan 9 to Jan 9
Situated on a lake, this romantic resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Stone Mountain Park and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Stone Mountain. Northlake Mall and Stonecrest Mall ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (974 reviews)
"It was beautiful and well maintained. View of Lake was perfect."

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
Stone Mountain Inn
Stone Mountain Inn
3 out of 5
1058 Robert E Lee Drive, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is ¥15,806 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 11
Situated in Stone Mountain, this golf hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Stone Mountain Park and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Stone Mountain. Northlake Mall and Decatur Courthouse ...
4/5 Very Good! (590 reviews)
"Close to Stone Mountain activities."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Stone Mountain Inn
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Best Lodging Options Near Stone Mountain Park

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Stone Mountain, GA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Stone Mountain, GA
2.5 out of 5
1852 Rockbridge Road SW, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is ¥11,108 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Stone Mountain, GA
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
4 out of 5
4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is ¥14,442 per night from Jan 9 to Jan 9
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
Stone Mountain Inn
Stone Mountain Inn
3 out of 5
1058 Robert E Lee Drive, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is ¥15,806 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 11
Stone Mountain Inn
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta-Stone Mountain, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta-Stone Mountain, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1790 E Park Place Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is ¥11,138 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 21
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta-Stone Mountain, an IHG Hotel
Highlands Homestead
Highlands Homestead
3.5 out of 5
1607 Howell Highlands Dr, Stone Mountain, GA
Highlands Homestead
Enjoy closeness to city with rural feel.
Enjoy closeness to city with rural feel.
Stone Mountain, GA
Enjoy closeness to city with rural feel.
Stone Mountain Manor
Stone Mountain Manor
3 out of 5
1037 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is ¥16,488 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Stone Mountain Manor
Charming 1910 Historic House
Charming 1910 Historic House
Stone Mountain, GA
Charming 1910 Historic House
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Presenting the "CLUBHOUSE" Cheerful 2drm staycation
Stone Mountain, GA
Presenting the "CLUBHOUSE" Cheerful 2drm staycation
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