Georgia is beautiful year round, but Fall is my favorite time of year to get outside and enjoy nature. The cooler temperatures and vibrant hues of the changing leaves add something special to any outdoor adventure. My husband and I went to check out Arabia Mountain last weekend and we were not disappointed!
We parked at the Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve which offered plenty of parking and trail access. From there we took one of the paved paths that led a little way down and across the street to the base of the mountain. From there we were met with a long, tree-lined boardwalk that led us to the Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE) facility. There they have another small parking lot (you can park here for quicker access to the mountain) and the entryway for the trail up Arabia Mountain.
Once you start up the mountain, you can follow these stacked stone formations that will lead you to the top.
Arabia Mountain is actually a granite monadnock, which essentially means it is an isolated stone hill made of granite. Throughout our hike, we came across several pieces of this natural granite.
You can't tell from the photo but the granite actually glistened in the sunlight! It also worked well as chalk for writing on the mountain itself. We came across random drawings and messages throughout our hike.
Once we made it to the top, we were greeted with beautiful expansive views spotted with the colors of Fall. After exploring much of the mountain, we took a while to just sit at the top and enjoy the views and serenity of the moment. If you live in or around Atlanta or are visting, you should definitely check it out!