Weather permitting, the hike will start at Stone Mountain’s backpacking parking area. This is a strenuous 12 mile hike that has a total ascent of about 2,800 feet. The view from Devils Garden overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway will be a treat.
Any participant should be able to hike an average 2.3 - 2.5 mph. High humidity and temperatures along with the total ascent and mileage will make this a strenuous hike. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and bug spray.