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#3 of 42 state parks in North Carolina

Best trails in Stone Mountain State Park

1529 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Stone Mountain State Park, North Carolina? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Stone Mountain State Park ranging from 2.1 to 76.2 miles and from 1,315 to 3,992 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait. Sunlight and shadows dance across a broad tapestry of stone. White-tailed deer emerge from the security of the forest to graze on meadow grasses at the mountain's base. The scenery is only one attraction of the park. Test your fly-fishing techniques in more than 20 miles of designated trout waters. Or, with more than 16 miles of trails, take a hike in the park. Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1975, Stone Mountain is bounded on the north by the Blue Ridge Parkway and on the west by the Thurmond Chatham Game Lands. More than 14,100 acres of mountain beauty offer opportunities for outdoor activities of all kinds.

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Map of trails in Stone Mountain State Park
Park information
Acreage:
14100 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Contact
(336) 957-8185
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Top trails (17)
#1 - Stone Mountain Loop Trail
Stone Mountain State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
Hike around the granite dome at Stone Mountain State Park south of the Blue Ridge Parkway. A granite bulge forms the centerpiece of Stone Mountain State Park. Stone Mountain Loop takes you to the topShow more
#2 - Lower Parking lot to Stone Mountain Falls
Stone Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Lower Parking lot to Stone Mountain Falls is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Traphill, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The traiShow more
#3 - Wolf Rock Trail
Stone Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
This trail is accessed from the Stone Mountain Loop Trail and provides views of the Blue Ridge Mountain escarpment. The ridges dividing three watersheds - Garden Creek, Widow's Creek and Bullhead CreeShow more
#4 - Stone Mountain to Cedar Rock Trail Loop
Stone Mountain State Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 17 m
Stone Mountain to Cedar Rock Trail Loop is a 7.9 mile loop trail located near Roaring Gap, North Carolina that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity optiShow more
#5 - Middle Falls and Lower Falls Trail
Stone Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
Accessed from Stone Mountain Loop Trail, this trail leads hikers a half mile along Big Sandy Creek to Middle Falls and then extends to Lower Falls.Show more
#6 - Widow's Creek Campground Trail
Stone Mountain State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
Widow's Creek Trail is accessed via the backpack parking area. The trail follows Widow's Creek, ending at the hike-in campsites. To view Widow's Creek Falls, park just beyond the Widow's Creek bridge Show more
#7 - Stone Mountain Trail
Stone Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Stone Mountain Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Roaring Gap, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nShow more
#8 - Wolf Rock to Stone Mountain Loop Trail
Stone Mountain State Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Wolf Rock to Stone Mountain Loop Trail is a 3 mile loop trail located near Traphill, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#9 - Cedar Rock Trail
Stone Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
The trail takes you to the top of Cedar Rock, with wonderful views of Stone Mountain and the Blue Ridge escarpment. The trail climbs over Cedar Rock, as it runs between the Black Jack Ridge and Wolf Show more
#10 - Upper Widow's Creek Falls
Stone Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Upper Widow's Creek Falls is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Traphill, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily Show more
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