There's a few places in the Atlanta Metro area that are ideal for hikers like me. Most people would go for a walk in their local park after a work day. However, I am not most people. Lake Lanier, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Kennesaw Mountain, and Stone Mountain are, in my opinion, the best hiking spots in Metro Atlanta. Stone Mountain is a massive monadnock, surrounded by lakes and streams. The Stone Mountain Park has a village with different fun for children, a railroad track, two hotels, lakes with boats, and most importantly for me and you, a variety of hiking trails, ranging from 3/4 of a mile long to 5 miles long. This hike occurred on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. My plan was to park at the Stone Mountain Walk-Up Trailhead, follow the Stone Mountain Walk-Up Trail to the Cherokee Trail, and from there, hike the Cherokee Loop Trail counter-clockwise back to the starting point.
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