MORE INFORMATION: Stone Mountain Park PO Box 778 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive Stone Mountain Park, GA 30086 770-498-5690
HIGHLIGHTS: Stone Mountain is a granite dome monadnock located in the eastern suburbs of Atlanta. The summit elevation is 1,686 feet which is roughly 800 feet above the surrounding area and it is accessible by either tram or via a hiking trail that ascends up it’s western face. Stone Mountain is well-known not only for its geology, but also for the enormous carving of three Confederate icons of the Civil War era which include Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis.The hike to the summit is well-marked with excellent views in the last half mile. It’s heavily used but the large open area and 360 degree views from the summit allow you to get away from the masses. If possible, try to catch the sunset in the evening for a great silhouette of the Atlanta skyline.