What is this event?

Monadnock Madness is a promotional event that is aimed at letting people know about the three amazing monadnock mountains near metro Atlanta. The goal of the event is to help people explore the unique recreational opportunities at each site.

What is a monadnock?

Mo•nad•nock (noun): A mountain or rocky mass that has resisted erosion and stands isolated in an essentially level area. Also known as a unique ecosystem that offers fantastic places to hike, bike, and fish with friends and family.

Where is each monadnock?

They are all located less than 30 minutes from Metro Atlanta! Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve 3787 Klondike Road, Lithonia, GA 30038 Phone: (770) 492-5220; Panola Mountain State Park 2600 Highway 155, SW, Stockbridge, GA 30281 Phone: (770) 389-7801; Stone Mountain Park 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd Stone Mountain, GA 30083 Phone: (800) 401-2407

Is this a race?

No, participants can hike the peaks at their own pace during the entire month of March.

Are strollers allowed?

Due to the delicate ecosystems in the area, strollers are not allowed on any of these hikes.

Are dogs allowed?

Each park has its own rules regarding pets. Please see below for more details.

  • Arabia: Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails and on the mountain peak.
  • Panola: Leashed dogs are allowed at Alexander Lakes and on grassy areas near the nature center. They are not allowed to go in to the conservation areas of the park, including the mountain.
  • Stone: Only dogs and cats are welcome to visit the Park. They must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and they are not allowed in many of the public areas including the Lasershow Lawn, the Walk Up Trail, or Special Events Areas. Pets also are not allowed on the attractions.

What is the special souvenir prize?

It is secret! We can tell you that they will change every year so make sure to get yours before they are all gone.

When can I participate?

Monadnock Madness is in full swing all March long! We have many hikes and events scheduled that you can see here. However, you don’t have to come on an official hike to earn a souvenir. Hike when you like and just follow the rules for requesting a souvenir. Keep in mind that rangers have odd hours and it may be difficult to get your passport and stamp if you choose to go on your own hike. It is important to remember that Arabia and Stone Mountain allow you to walk to their peaks whenever you like during normal park hours. However, you can only get to the top of Panola during a guided ranger hike.

How much does it cost?

Some of the hikes at Monadnock Madness are free for the public. A few of them require a parking fee and/or event fee. Please see our calendar for event times and prices. Please be aware that Stone Mountain has a $20 parking fee and Panola Mountain has a $5 parking fee.

What if I buy a Triple Hike Challenge Ticket But Need to Cancel?

The Triple Hike Challenge is a rain or shine event and we are not able to offer refunds to any participants.

Do I have to hike Stone Mountain or can I use the Sky Lift?

Participants can walk, hike, run, or use the Sky Lift to get to the top of Stone Mountain.