Arabia Mountain Park

Situated just east of Atlanta along the bustling I-20 corridor, the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area beckons with its striking granite outcrops, promising a tapestry of natural splendor, rich heritage, and invigorating outdoor pursuits. Delve into a realm where breathtaking vistas mingle with tales of yesteryears, weaving together the narratives of early settlers, immigrant stone artisans, emancipated slaves, and contemplative Trappist monks.

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This unique landscape serves as a canvas for both adrenaline-fueled adventures and serene introspection, offering something to satiate every inquisitive spirit. Whether you seek the thrill of exploration or the tranquility of a leisurely jaunt, Arabia Mountain NHA provides an array of activities spanning hiking, biking, fishing, and geocaching across its expansive 40,000-acre domain. 


  • The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area encompasses a sprawling expanse of 40,000 acres of land.
  • Carefully maintained historical structures, farmhouse, expansive open fields, and rustic barn.
  • A 40-minute drive to the east of the city.
  • A brief hike offering stunning vistas at its summit, ideal for capturing memorable photographs.
  • Superb walking trail boasting exceptional scenery.


  • Parking availability is restricted on the mountain side.
  • Chance of encountering snakes in the vicinity.
  • It might not provide the same variety of picturesque settings as some other parks.
  • Professional photographers are mandated to obtain photography permits.
  • The use of drones is strictly prohibited.

Good areas for photos:

  • Vaughters’ Farm, nestled amid rolling hills and lush greenery, offers a picturesque setting for capturing stunning photographs. With its serene ambiance and rustic charm, it’s an ideal spot for creating memorable images that showcase the beauty of nature.
  • Quarry Remnants presents a fascinating contrast of industrial history and natural beauty, offering unique photographic opportunities. Explore the rugged terrain and weathered structures to capture compelling images that tell the story of human endeavor and the resilience of nature.
  • Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve invites photographers to immerse themselves in a diverse landscape teeming with geological wonders, vibrant flora, and captivating wildlife. From ancient rock formations to tranquil lakeshores, each corner of the preserve offers endless possibilities for capturing breathtaking images that celebrate the splendor of the natural world.
  • Panola Mountain State Park provides a canvas of natural beauty, with its lush forests, serene lakes, and unique granite outcrops, offering photographers an array of captivating subjects to capture. Whether framing the tranquil reflections in the water or highlighting the rugged textures of the granite, photographers will find endless inspiration amidst the park’s stunning vistas.

Arabia Mountain official website