Arabia Mountain Day Hike
Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve

The Georgia Conservancy and Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve welcome you to join us on a day hike through this incredible DeKalb County preserve. Located just 20 miles east of Downtown Atlanta, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve is a beautiful 2,500-acre park within the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area that features incredible granite rock outcroppings, wetlands, creeks, pine and oak forests and the remnants of the area's quarrying past.


“The seemingly barren landscape of Arabia Mountain is the most easily identified landscape of the Heritage Area.

The mountain itself is part of the 2,550 acre DeKalb County park called the Davidson – Arabia Nature Preserve. The Preserve also includes other large formations of exposed granite, wetlands, pine and oak forests, multiple streams, and two lakes.The rare, native plant species, such as the signature red diamorpha in the winter and fall’s yellow daisies, make it seem as though the rock is in constant metamorphosis. 

While the Preserve is considered an exceptional ecological wonder the area is also very much influenced by the hand of man. The evidence of quarrying activities are apparent in the industrial debris left on the mountain and of the abandoned structures once used by workers for storage, offices and shelter.  The ruins of quarry buildings are found interspersed throughout the park and metal spikes that were used to split the granite are still embedded in the rock.”

  • When: July 27 // 8 AM - Noon

  • Where: Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve // Nature Center // 3787 Klondike Road, Lithonia, GA 30038

  • Tour Details: Guided hikes through the Preserve's forests, wetlands and rock outcroppings, including at hike to the top of Arabia Mountain.

  • What to bring: Please bring lunch, water, snacks, appropriate hiking shoes (close toed), rain jacket, and a sense of adventure.

  • Parking: Please park at the Nature Center office.

*All proceeds go to support the work of the Georgia Conservancy. Tour will include morning coffee from Cafe Campesino.


*Registration opens to Georgia Conservancy members on August 15 at 5 PM to the General Public on April 17 at 5 PM

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Did you know? Georgia Conservancy members have the opportunity to register early for select Stewardship Trips, as well as receive a discount on a number of our adventures during the year. Become a Georgia Conservancy member today, or renew your membership to register on July 16!  Already a member? Use your email provided promo code for early registration and to receive a discount (Live Oak Level and above) when registering for this trip.

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The Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips program is excited to offer our Day Trips for the third year in a row. Our Day Trips help to supplement and enhance our already robust statewide trips schedule and aims to highlight and acknowledge the diverse array of green spaces, natural resources, individuals and organizations that are putting metro Atlanta on the map for environmental stewardship and sustainable growth.

If you have any questions about our Stewardship Trips Program or about any upcoming trip, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Clark Harrison at charrison@gaconservancy.org.