While most Atlanta residents would know this bike path as a 3-mile greenway through Freedom Park and Candler Park, it's really much more: a continuous 19-mile stretch of car-free paths and on-street bike lanes connecting Midtown Atlanta to Stone Mountain Park. Along the way you'll see skyscrapers, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, The Carter Center, Fernbank Natural History Museum, downtown Decatur and, of course, "the big rock" (a.k.a. Stone Mountain). A few hills along the way will also give you a good workout.
Mile marker zero sits on Georgia Tech's campus at Fifth Street. From there, the trail drops south through Midtown to Freedom Park; look for lots of company here. When it reaches Candler Park, the route begins its longest on-street stretch, a five-mile ride through East Lake and Decatur. The path then turns north but the scenery turns south. Suffer through greater Clarkston's industrial lots and you'll eventually get a great view of Stone Mountain. In Stone Mountain Park, take the 4.5-mile loop trail around the mountain for a look at the local flora and fauna and lake views.
This trail connects with the Trolley Line Trail
The Stone Mountain Trail has numerous access points with places to park. Visit the Atlanta-DeKalb Greenway Trail System
website for maps.
and since we live in decatur and keep annual memberships to stone mountain this is our trail. and PATH has created a space, sometimes off-road, sometimes not, that we can follow...sort of. so yes, i love the trail, wish it wasnt on the road at times and ...