Stone Mountain Hike is a 3.6 mile out and back trail located near Hendersonville, NC and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
360 Deg. Views in winter, Great colors in fall, Good Exercise This trail is a real workout, it ascends with grades from 10 - 15% constantly. But the views from the top are well worth it, to say nothing of the good cardio workout you will get. When we got to the top we found a cairn built by someone who called himself Ranger Tim, I guess he was either victorious or expired, and this is his monument. There were dozens of others scattered about, so we made one and signed it (what-else)" Rogers Rangers". On the way down do not miss the right turn, we did and what we thought would be a short stroll to the car, turned out to be a 3.5 Mi. walk. You can combine this hike with the Three Falls Hike while your in DuPont Forest, that's the way we did it.
Was going to start at the old CCC road trailhead, but there was a yellow barricade. So I started from the rocky ridge trailhead further up the road. Makes it a much shorter and easier hike. The field toward the end is really overgrown with tons of bees so be careful. Had to bushwack to get through. Views at the top are worth the struggle.
Loved everything but the stairs!!
Strenuous hike at times, well worth it. Dog loved it, too.
This is a great hike and not for the weak hearted. It will give you a good work out!
great hike. went on a saturday and saw no one. veiw is amazing.
Once you get on trail from the parking lot, keep to the right at first fork, then go left on stone mountain trail. It is up hill, moderate to steep grade the entire way. Great workout, take plenty of water. Top was beautiful, probably better view once more of the leaves turn and after they fall off.
Good workout! We took the Rocky Ridge Trail to get the beginning of Stone Mountain. If you drive all the way down Sky Valley Road you will pass a parking lot with a map posted on your right. Keep going and on the left will be a small parking area and a sign that says Rocky Ridge.
Toward the end there are a lot of bees in the field of flowers.
Great trail to help get you in shape just beware at the end you have to walk through a field and the flowering bushes attracts a lot of bees! So Be careful!!
Great exercise. Great hike for your dogs. Did not see another soul the entire hike. Views are pleasant (not breathtaking)
Nice short hike about 1.2 miles up and back. Great views drop the top!! Nice short workout.
Great trail! Loved seeing the boulders near the top and the views were great. Will definitely be back in the fall and winter to see what the summit has to offer.
Have mountain biked down this trail. Very steep and very rocky! Only fun if you have a full squish. Good views up top!