Grindstone Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

Grindstone Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Taylorsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Directions from Winston-Salem, NC: Take US 52 north for 24 miles to the park entrance. It is clearly marked. Travel to the Family Campground which is the first road on the right after passing the park office. Take it to the end which is a loop and the trailhead is located on the eastern side of this camping loop, campsites 16 and 17.

4 months ago

Great hike on Sunday! This loop is about 4 miles total. Not too strenuous.

4 months ago

The Grindstone Trail is a very nice hike at the Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area. This trail is not as strenuous as the Vertical Mile Challenge 2.2 mile trail even though some of the same paths are used. It’s good for dogs and kids with lots of switchbacks and great views at the top of the quarry area. You’ll love it!

5 months ago

well marked clean trail will go again

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7 months ago

Easy hike that leads to the Hollow Rock Trail.

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Monday, July 04, 2016

Clear marked trails, nice quick hike ❤️

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Nice little trail in Alexander county.. Nice views on a clear day and a very quiet hike!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

winding trail little climb but not bad. my 3 yr old daughter did it with no problems. plenty of rest areas if needed

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

recorded vmc with prison camp

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4 months ago

recorded Grindstone Trail

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014