Wolf Rock Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews
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Wolf Rock Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Traphill, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
479 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

wildlife

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 Creek - can also be seen from atop Wolf Rock. Signs of old field succession are evident along the trail as it leads through areas which are predominantly pine, then mixed pine-hardwood and finally mature hardwood.

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15 days ago

This trail is the much easier version of the Stone Mountain Loop Trail which starts from the same parking lot (much steeper portion of the loop). I almost prefer this hike to the Stone Mountain Loop Trail because it was much quieter and provided a very similar view. If I could rate this trail a 6 I would!

19 days ago

This trail has a moderately steep consistent incline to the end of the hike. The 180 degree view from atop the exposed limestone is worth the trip up.

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3 months ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this hike - it was our second of the day (Indian Creek in Hanging Rock State Park 7.5 miles) and so I was glad it was not too long. The pay off at the top of the steady climb was an amazing huge ROCK mountain top - complete with views of other amazing rock outcrops and mountains. We made it a loop by following the Cedar Rock Trail down the mountain. I think this was probably easier on the knees than retracing our path back down Wolf Rock which had been pretty steep.

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3 months ago

beautiful view at the end. My 9yo and my husky both enjoyed it

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

This hike is great for people who'd are worried about the strenuous trek to the top of stone mountain. You get an amazing view on the iconic rock cliff face and it is much more doable. You can double back on Widow's Creek Trail to make it a loop.

6 months ago

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8 months ago

Best trail in the park. Definitely moderate as you reach the summit. It also has some weird switchbacks towards the summit. A very unique topography and view, like a moonscape. Great views!

8 months ago

Beautiful Scenery! Not a difficult hike at all!

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11 months ago

We hiked the Stone Mt Loop today beginning at the upper parking lot, starting counter clockwise. After reaching the summit and continuing down to the other side of the trail we decided to add the Wolf Rock trail just before reaching the lower parking lot, connect to the Cedar Rock and back to the Loop before heading back to our car. The Wolf Rock was a continuous but gradual incline, steeper closer to the top. The top of the hill leveled out for a pleasant, shady walk to the rock face. Afterwards, we jcontinued on down this trail about a half mile until we reached the trail marker that pointed left for the Cedar Rock or straight for the Black Jack trail. We turned left for a short distance to Cedar Rock, another large rock face that faces Stone Mt. We continued on that trail about a half mile until we turned left at the Black Jack trail which led back to the Loop trail. All of this added about 2.5 miles and 1.5 hours to our hike, but it was a beautiful day, and we had the time.
Never having been on any of these trails, we enjoyed them but found the 300+ stair steps at the end of the loop trail brutal.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

in the 90s i went