Not surprisingly, the summit is one of the most interesting areas of Stone Mountain Park.
The summit can be reached by the Walk-Up Trail or by the Summit Skyride. You can walk one way and ride the other, but the Skyride is based on the north side of the mountain while the Walk-Up Trail begins on the west side. It's about 1.3 miles or 2.1 kilometers to walk between the two on the Cherokee Trail and a connecting trail or along the road.
The summit is 1686 feet (514 meters) above sea level and 825 feet (251 meters) above the surrounding ground. Viewed from the summit, the horizon is about forty miles away.
Summit building with upper Skyride station at left
Inside is the Summit Snack Shop and Top of the Mountain Gifts
Interesting rock formations (33°48'24"N 84°8'48"W)
View to the north from the summit
Reflecting pool (33°48'21.6"N 84°8'46.8"W)
The summit is rounded so the highest point is not well-defined.
The National Geodetic Survey has installed three summit markers.
North (33°48'22.38"N 84°8'45.96"W)
East (33°48'21.97"N 84°8'45.82"W)
West (33°48'21.85"N 84°8'46.25"W)
Binoculars (33°48'22"N 84°8'42"W)
In all there are nine binoculars at the summit
The summit is a great place to watch the sunrise or sunset