The Summit Skyride at Stone Mountain is a cable-car ride that transports visitors to the top of Stone Mountain. The Skyride is a great option for those who want to enjoy panoramic views from the top of Stone Mountain, but may not be able to make the strenuous hike up to the summit.

From the top of Stone Mountain you can see beautiful views over the Atlanta skyline and Kennesaw Mountain, and on a clear day you may even see as far as the Appalachian Mountains. These incredible views can be appreciated by visitors of all ages.

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Highlights of the Summit Skyride at Stone Mountain

The Summit Skyride is a Swiss cable-car that carries passengers up the side of Stone Mountain, which stands over 825 feet high. This distance is covered quickly, as the cable-car glides smoothly at high speeds, providing views of the relief carvings on the face of Stone Mountain.

The carving on Stone Mountain’s face stands at over 90 feet high, and 190 feet in width, and commemorates the Confederacy’s loss. Stone Mountain’s geology is composed predominantly of quartz monzonite, and it is estimated that the mountain originally formed over 300 million years ago.

Good to know when riding the Summit Skyride at Stone Mountain

The Summit Skyride at Stone Mountain is accessible for individuals with disabilities, and accessible facilities are also available. Adult supervision is required on the Summit Skyride for passengers aged 16 and under. Special hours may be available during the season, so be sure to check the website for latest updates.

Additional attractions at Stone Mountain include a scenic railway, 4D cinema, and an adventure golf course. A collection of historic homes, antiques, and exhibits is also available to tour at Historic Square. Several attractions are nearby, such as the Netherlands Haunted House, Dinotorium, and the Discovering Stone Mountain Museum.

Summit Skyride at Stone Mountain

Location: 1041 Studdard St, Stone Mountain, GA 30083, USA

Open: February–October: Daily from 10 am to 5 pm

Phone: +1 800-401-2407