Beginning of main content

Stone Mountain Park

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.


Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5
Map

Lodging Near Stone Mountain Park

See all 175 Hotels near Stone Mountain Park
$103
Stone Mountain Inn

Stone Mountain Inn

1058 Robert E Lee Drive, Stone Mountain
4.0
of 5, from 295 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Decatur - Stone Mountain, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Summit Skyride and Stone Mountain Park. Stone Mountain Carving and Art Station are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$75
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Stone Mountain

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Stone Mountain

1852 Rockbridge Road SW, Stone Mountain
4.4
of 5, from 683 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Five Forks, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Stone Mountain Golf Club and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Stone Mountain Park. Yellow River Game Ranch and Summit Skyride are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Highlands Homestead

Highlands Homestead

1607 Howell Highlands Dr, Stone Mountain
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Five Forks, this apartment is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Art Station and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Old South. Stone Mountain Park and Stone Mountain Golf Club are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$109
Stone Mountain Manor

Stone Mountain Manor

1037 Main Street, Stone Mountain
4.9
of 5, from 94 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Stone Mountain Historic Village, this inn is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Art Station and 1.6 mi (2.7 km) from Stone Mountain Park. Old South and Summit Skyride are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$118
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort

Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort

4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain
4.3
of 5, from 415 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located inside 3,200-acre Stone Mountain Park, the hotel features lake and mountain views.

$88
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta-Stone Mountain

Holiday Inn Express Atlanta-Stone Mountain

1790 E Park Place Blvd, Stone Mountain
4.1
of 5, from 301 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Five Forks, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Stone Mountain Golf Club and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Stone Mountain Park. Yellow River Game Ranch and Summit Skyride are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Relax In Style & Comfort Cozy & Quiet Entire Home In Metro Atlanta **sleeps 22

Relax In Style & Comfort Cozy & Quiet Entire Home In Metro Atlanta **sleeps 22

729 Pepperwood Trail, Stone Mountain
3.8
of 5, from 9 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Decatur - Stone Mountain, this vacation home is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Old South and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Stone Mountain Park. Art Station and Summit Skyride are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$54
Quality Inn Stone Mountain

Quality Inn Stone Mountain

1595 E Park Place Blvd, Stone Mountain
3.8
of 5, from 582 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Five Forks, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Yellow River Game Ranch and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Stone Mountain Park. Stone Mountain Golf Club and Summit Skyride are also within 3 mi (5 km).