Stone Mountain is a popular tourist attraction with a literal stone mountain that can be climbed, rock carvings, lake, hiking trails and more. Special events are also held here throughout the year.
It is not near a MARTA train station, but you can get there via bus 121 at the Kensington Station on the blue line. However, it isn’t a very direct route and is a long commute. If you are coming from the airport, downtown, midtown or otherwise in the north, you’ll have to transfer at the Five Points station to the Eastbound train platform and get on a train marked “Indian Creek” and take it to the Kensington Station.
The bus ride is about 35 minutes and then the walk from the bus stop to the trail that goes up the mountain is another 30 minutes. Exit the bus where Main Street intersects with James B. Rivers Memorial Drive — look for the Village Corner — and walk east on James B. Rivers Memorial Drive to reach the park entrance (see walking map below).
- For an easier commute, take your bike with you on MARTA and bike from the bus stop into the park.
- You can also arrange for a taxi to meet you at the Kensington Station. It is about a 6.5 mile car ride to the park from there.