Stone Mountain is an incredible rock formation near Stone Mountain, Georgia, and it's one of the most visited attractions in the entire state. In addition to a theme park, there's a farmyard, a sky ride, golfing, camping and lodging, and more than 3,200 acres of natural areas to explore. There are more than 15 miles of trail on six different hikes in and around Stone Mountain Park. The Cherokee Trail, Nature Garden Trail, King's Trail at Indian Island, and the Trail of the Muscogee are all dog-friendly if your dog is on a leash. The Walk-Up Trail and Songbird's Habitat Trail do not allow dogs.
On the dog-friendly hikes, you and your dog will enjoy a leisurely walk with only about 200 feet of elevation gain throughout your entire trip. It costs $8 to park a vehicle in the park, but there's no fee for pedestrians or cyclists.
During most of the hikes, you and your dog will explore the base of Stone Mountain. This stunning rock formation reaches 1,686 feet at its summit, and it spans more than five miles at its base. The rock was formed between 300 and 350 million years ago, so needless to say, it's an exciting area to explore!
While most of your hike will take you around the entire base of the mountain, there's also a one-mile trail to the top of Stone Mountain; however, pets are not allowed on this trail. You'll be surrounded by oak and hickory trees for much of your walk, but you'll also see lakes, streams, and a variety of plant and wildlife species.A few of the hikes go past areas with drinking water and restrooms, but be sure to bring doggie bags and a water bowl for your pet. The Stone Mountain Park Trails are a furrific way to spend a few hours in the outdoors with your four-legged best friend!