Stone Mountain Waterfalls Trail

MODERATE 67 reviews

Stone Mountain Waterfalls Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Traphill, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.3 miles 1017 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Stone Mountain Loop Trail is located in Stone Mountain State Park (NC). The trail from the lower parking lot is 4.5 miles. From the upper parking lot, there is a .3 mile connector trail (in/out) bringing the total trip to 5.1 miles. This trail is very well-maintained, but is more of a gravel walkway than a trail. The waterfall is 200ft tall and well worth the trip to see. The stone surface of the mountain itself is a treat. Plenty of panoramic views. Strenuous trip.

hiking
6 days ago

Just finished the Stone Mountain Loop a few days ago. I always have fun while hiking, especially with our dog Luna.

22 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! We did the loop and ended up with 6 miles. Be prepared for the stairs...there are tons of them. We started from the upper lot and sent to the summit first. The views are spectacular. We packed a lunch and ate by the stream. Would be 5 stars but the stairs!

3 months ago

Strenuous trail due to many stairs but worth the views and waterfalls. For shorter hikes to falls or summit, use upper parking lot. For full loop, use either lower or upper parking lots.

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

Great hike!!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome hike! As soon as we started we seen 2 deer. Wildlife everywhere. Later we seen a turkey with her babies! Short hike to the waterfall from upper parking area! I think the sign said .6 miles to the waterfall. Complete loop is the 4 mile hike. Multiple trails! Beautiful park!

6 months ago

Great!

hiking
7 months ago

Well maintained trail. The stairs though....I didn't know about them beforehand. I will never forget them now.

7 months ago

Nice trail. Well maintained. The main falls are the best ones. Middle Falls was not overly exciting and Lower Falls was not worth it. Be prepared to climb stairs. Not a hard hike overall though.

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice

hiking
7 months ago

Very peaceful.

7 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

Great trail. Mostly running along the creeks. Nice flowers and running water with falls. All three water falls are nice.

7 months ago

Loved it did the waterfalls, loved the homestead, our two Doberman's loved it. They sleep all the way home after 3 days of hiking, fishing, & camping. Plan on coming back again. The State campground was super,!!

8 months ago

8 months ago

awesome trails . some places was difficult but will worth the hikes to falls , have to do the other trails another day had fun

9 months ago