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 you and you pup will love to explore. With more than 15 miles of trails in and around Stone Mountain Park, leash up your adventure hound and get moving!
While several trails are dog-friendly, there are a few that prohibit pooches. Your pup can trek along the Cherokee Trail, Nature Garden Trail, King's Trail at Indian Island, and the Trail of the Muscogee. However, note that 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. Most of the hikes 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! You can enjoy this gorgeous habitat while surrounded by oak and hickory trees, lakes, streams, and a variety of plant and wildlife species.
Some of the hikes wind near areas with drinking water and restrooms, so be sure to bring a water bottle for refills, and a bowl for your pup. Have clean-up bags handy, and pick up whatever your dog leaves behind. For everyone's safety, keep your furry adventurer leashed and on the trails. Access to this spectacular pupperdise costs $8 per vehicle, but if you are walking or biking in, admission is free.The Stone Mountain Park Trails are a furrific way to spend a few hours in the outdoors with your four-legged best friend!