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Arabia Mountain, Lithonia

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Arabia Mountain is a monadnock in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The peak is 954 feet (290m) above sea level, rising 170 feet (52m) above Arabia Lake reservoir. It is now part of the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, a DeKalb County park.Geology and historyArabia Mountain is one of Metro Atlanta's three monadnocks, which also include Stone Mountain and Panola Mountain. The unique topography and geology of this monadnock allows for unusual plant and animal species to thrive. Arabia Mountain has five species that are listed as both state and federally endangered, including the bright-red diamorpha plant that lives in small pools of water (known as vernal pools or solution pits) that form on the monadnock.Panola Mountain is 3.63 miles (5.84 km) to the southwest. While designated as one peak on USGS maps, most users familiar with the area consider the rock formation to be two peaks: Arabia Mountain to the northeast, and Bradley Mountain to the southeast, connected by a low saddle.Arabia Mountain appears to be composed of granite, like other nearby peaks such as Stone Mountain and Panola Mountain. Although made of metamorphic rock, the mountain is actually composed of migmatite, metamorphosed at higher temperatures than gneiss but not sufficiently melted to become granite. The resulting swirl pattern made the rock a popular building stone and many buildings in the region were constructed with stone quarried from the Lithonia district quarries.
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  • A great family friendly place to go for a walk or hike. I enjoy walking solo or with family and friends, Beautiful place to enjoy the sunset.  more »
  • I've lived in Atlanta for almost 20 years and never heard of Arabia Mountain before this week. The reviews sounded like what I was looking for so I decided to check it out. A nice and easy hike up Ara...  more »
  • After our visit to Stone Mountain, our kids (ages 2, 5, and 12) wanted to climb up a mountain. We found this place through a search and the hike was exactly what we needed. Very easy walk up to the to...  more »
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  • I went here with my girlfriend in march. One of the most amazing things we've done yet. The view is spectacular, there's a lake, lots of plateaued water, and the nature is great! Love to go back! Bring a sweater or coat and a backpack, water and food along with a map, you don't want to get lost out there.
  • Love it, the most beautoful place to watch the sunset
  • Beautiful sunsets. I prefer this to Stone Mountain Park. multiple hiking options as well as walking trails.
  • Lots of great hiking beautiful views small animal museum took my family there I had fun
  • I love this park it's very close to my house and it's not as busy as walking on Stone Mountain. It's peaceful and beautiful great walking trails too!
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