trail_hike_comments: Starting at the Upper Trailhead parking lot, directly across from the campground road, this trail takes you across the summit of Stone Mountain and down again, past the park's Hutchinson Homestead, and then to 200-foot Stone Mountain Falls. Hikers can also choose to use this trail to access the waterfall or the summit without having to do the entire loop. This trail can also be accessed from the Lower Trailhead parking lot or the picnic area via the connector trail.
The trail is long and varied, with surfaces including gravel, dirt, wooden steps, and solid rock. It's not very wet, although some parts along the creeks can be. It follows old roads in places and in others it's purpose-built trail. Ratings include the "worst" part of the trail, which is on the northwest side of Stone Mountain; all of the rest of it (including the shortest routes to the summit, the homestead, and the falls) would only be considered Moderate with Some Obstacles., trail_bike_comments: None