Stone Mountain trail- Under construction
This is the view from the summit. From here, you can see the Stone Mountain Inn Chatahoochee River and the North Georgia mountains located at the beginning of the Appalacian Trail
The beginning of the trail. The rocks are smooth and easy to walk on. There's a slight elevation gain here, but nothing that will make your muscles burn.
Pausing for a breath. Here, the trail has just begun to climb past the top of the trees. Its only an 800 foot elevation change, but, since everything is at or near sea level, the views begin to change dramatically.
The view is pretty nice from here. The river is still not visible, but its pretty expansive. This is near the halfway point. There is a rest stop at the halfway mark, even though the trail is less than a mile. From that point, it really starts to climb.
This is the last portion of the trail. From here, it climbs almost steadily. The steepest point is still ahead. One segment has handrails to help you up the steepest portion. This is no Half Dome, but it does have its moments.
The summit! It was well worth the 20 or 30 minute effort to get up here. To call this a climb would really be a stretch, but its always rewarding to reach the top.
Heading down. This is the steepest portion of the walk. Its not bad, but the handrails do help out.