Wolf Rock Trail

MODERATE 30 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
446 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.

hiking
8 days ago

We discovered this part of Stone Mountain when we arrived at our usual parking lot only to find it completely full! There was some sort of event going on. But we had driven an hour from Winston-Salem and were not about to go back, so we kept driving until we found another parking lot (also nearly full), then went up the trail and chose what appeared to be the lesser trafficked path that split off about a quarter-mile from the trail head. Wolf Rock did not disappoint! Fewer people, amazing views. We did a full loop and made it to Cedar Rock as well, explored the old abandoned buildings in the valley, and of course checked out the old homestead on the way back. We've gone back multiple times and we always take the Wolf Rock Trail, then loop back via Cedar Rock. Highly recommended.

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12 days ago

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20 days ago

We took the Stone Mountian Loop Trail & Blackjack Ridge Trail to Wolf Rock. We came down Wolf Rock Trail to finish a 4.2 mile loop. Great Trail in the winter with several nice views.

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2 months 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!

2 months 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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5 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.

hiking
5 months ago

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

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 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.

7 months ago