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on Hollow Rock Trail

1 month ago

Easy to follow trails. Took two 10 years old and a 12 year old. They had a blast.

rock climbing
2 months ago

Such an awesome location. Tons of trails, fantastic sport and top-rope climbing for all levels, fire-pits, picnic areas and more. Solid anchors and bolts, plenty of routes, and well maintained. Plenty of parking, clean restrooms and easy to get to. Great for a day out, highly recommend.

on Hollow Rock Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful spot! Had a lot of fun with the kids. Age 9,10 and 12. Easy to follow trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Took this trail down from the Hollow Rock Trail. Barely over a mile long.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked up the mountain twice in order to do the entire trail system. First, went up the Hollow Rock Trail to a nice view looking north and west at the Brushy Mtns. You can see the profile of Grandfather Mtn in the distance. Took the Prison Camp Trail down. 2nd time up, I hiked the rock face on the Vertical Mile Challenge to a good view looking south. Took the Grindstone Trail down. There are a few overlooks with views in different directions. Just a nice park, overall.

hiking
2 months ago

We hiked this trail yesterday. very well marked, clean, and light traffic. I would say it's definitely a moderate level trail. Just get ready for a climb and pace yourself. The climb is worth the breathtaking views! As always take water, protein snack and appropriate shoes.

Family hike w/ 9 and 7 yr olds. Went up the vertical mile challenge, grindstone and flat rock trails. We preferred starting up the vertical mile challenge trail and coming down the flat top trail..

The balds offer terrific views.

Great beautiful park and trails.

Great trails. Excellent signage on trail. Different trails for different levels of hiking...you can make your hike easy or hard. Park is super cleans and very well maintained!!!

This is a great place with beautiful views & well worth our drive from Hickory! The Vertical Mile Trail will definitely kick your butt but it’s a good challenge! Coming back soon to hike the other trails we didn’t get to do.

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

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!

hiking
5 months ago

This trail and the Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area are hidden jewels in Alexander County in the Vashti area. The Vertical Mile Challenge (VMC) is true to its name—a challenging 2.2 mile trail that uses some of the Hollow Trail paths. After 8 laps you’ve climbed 5,280 feet vertically. Best time to visit is late-September when the park lights up with bunches and bunches of tiny yellow flowers—very beautiful and surreal. Many other activities at the park too like rock climbing, nature trails, picnicking, ranger talks, and nature displays.

well marked clean trail will go again

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike that leads to the Hollow Rock Trail.

hiking
8 months ago

6 mile trail system. Pretty easy. The most strenuous part was hiking up the rock face on the Vertical Mile Challenge. Nice views of the Brushy Mountains and surrounding foothills from different sides of the mountain.

Great place for beginners! The people are very helpful and friendly there. Perfect for a fun, easy, and quick hike

This is a great place to hike , just took my time and enjoyed the day . Has some nice views . I will definitely come back .

hiking
9 months ago

Walked the trail on misty Sunday afternoon and loved it. There are several variations of trails ranging from daring to moderate and the park attendant at the office was most helpful in helping us select one that was appropriate for us. We started out with some rock face and progressed to nice mountain trail with what I would assume would be beautiful views. Since it was so misty we could only see about 100 feet but the hike was good. The autumn colors on the way down were magnificent. We found several of the GeoCaches along the trail.

Great trail. Rock climbing was good. Definitely will be back.

hiking
11 months ago

Good beginner trail.

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

I did this with my 11 year old daughter and we found it relatively easy... but definitely fun and one we would do again!

hiking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

While site lists it as wheelchair friendly, this trail is not accessible to wheelchairs or any wheeled vehicles. total waste of time to drive 1+ hour up there to find it was unusable. first use of this site was a total bust. :((

Monday, April 17, 2017

great variety of different loops! The Vertical Mile Challenge lives up to its name!

hiking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

great views had a awsome time.

hiking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Great place for a short hike. The bald rock face the park is named for has a great view, and depending on the direction you choose on the trail, can be a good indurance training spot.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Deceptively good hike

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

Good trails, don't take google maps to it, you will end up at someone's driveway. Take google maps to Rocky Face park, this is a trail in that park.

Trails are clean and nice, but not the most scenic in the area.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It was a fun trail. I would have gone up the rock part instead of down. It rained on us the entire time.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Clear marked trails, nice quick hike ❤️

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