Mountaintop Trail at Davidson-Arabia Moutain Nature Preserve – Hiking Hidden Forests says that if you only do ONE hike in the whole book, this is the one!
Dunaway Gardens was once a large theatrical training ground for producers, directors, and performers. This garden is the South’s largest natural rock and floral garden, and was built by the husband of Hetty Jane Dunaway (Sewell.) It saw the likes of Walt Disney and other famous figures. Sarah Ophelia Colley lived here as a director for several years, known for her character Minnie Pearl.
Don’t let your fear of heights stop you from reclining in the Indian Seats Trail! This vantage is at 1680 ft elevation.
Cascade Springs: It’s hard to believe this peaceful place is in the heart of the city. There are towering trees draped with moss, a waterfall and fun hike.
Pine Mountain Trail: The West Trail Loop + Summit Overlook trails total almost 2 miles. Moderate hike. The scenery & the view from the top are very rewarding!
I recommend a weekend of Stone Mountain camping for those looking for campgrounds in Georgia, especially for those who enjoy a more “pampered” campsite.