Hike through ecological and geological diversity on the trails at Arabia Mountain, winding through massive exposed granite fields and fragile, shallow basins of rare plant life.
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From a glance at Arabia Mountain photos, one wouldn’t guess these beautiful landscapes were in Georgia, let alone a half hour east of Midtown Atlanta. Arabia Mountain’s wild, rugged granite ecosystem, diverse landscape and mountaintop views are so beautiful and foreign, they’re almost surreal – a testament to Georgia’s incredible landscape diversity.
Arabia Mountain’s stunning ecological and geological diversity can be explored on an 8+ mile network of hiking trails at the Davidson Arabia Nature Preserve in Lithonia. The 2500+ acre preserve hosts three mountain summits (including the popular Arabia Mountain) and two lakes.
The massive exposed granite faces at Arabia Mountain reveal its history as a major quarry, now abandoned. Semi-polished granite slabs, evidence of core drilling, and abandoned quarry structures lie throughout the Arabia Mountain preserve as a reminder of its history in granite production.
Today, Arabia Mountain is a serene, almost surreal expanse of exposed granite punctuated by lakes, wetlands, young forest, and a wildly diverse natural environment.
Throughout the preserve, hiking trails wind through rugged mountain summits and wetlands, exploring diverse lichens and mosses, flowers and trees, and wildlife habitats.
Continue following the Arabia Mountain Trail and view driving directions on the next page.
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