Explore the most popular walking trails near Traphill with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very East Trail

This trail go straight up, with an incline that will kick you a** if you are not trained on inclines. I run steep hills and train on 15% treadmill inclines for 4.5 mph at 1 hour, and this was not easy for me at all. But, I loved the challenge.

Trail had not one person on it, while all other Stone Mountain trails were wall-to-wall at the same time.

If you want to get away from the Stone Mountain amateur hikers, this is the trail for you.

The way back is steep downhill, which works different muscles. This may be a challenge for those not used to steep downhill, even though trained on inclines.

Great place to hike in and camp the night. My Daughter and I went there , had a great time. We also took MST to Devils Garden Overlook but be warned that at time we hiked it All Trail Classification is wrong. Devil Garden Overlook is an advance trail not moderate.

This trail is a advance trail and straight up almost the whole time. My daughter and I are new to hiking , this trail was out of our league. All trails has made a mistake classifying this as moderate. We did finally make it to over look but was hard to do. All in all view is worth it.

on Cedar Rock Trail

hiking
3 months ago

You get nice views of Stone Mountain on this trail. Not a hard trail. Be sure to follow red blazes across Cedar Rock to find the other part of the trail. The one part of this trail that confused me was the end. I had a map that I was also going by. Once I reached the homestead there were no more red blazes. I continued down the gravel road until I ran into the Stone Mountain Loop Trail that led back to the lower parking lot. If this is the indeed correct way of doing this trail it would be nice to continue with the red blazes down to where you pick up the Stone Mountain Loop trail, which is blazed in orange. I could of done it wrong, I don't know. lol Just going by the map.

Nice views of Stone Mountain.

Perhaps we missed it. But we could not find the lower falls. Just ended up on a horse trail.

Easy hike, beautiful.

Didn't go to Middle Falls, but made it to the Upper Falls and the Lower Falls. I liked the privacy of the Lower Falls.

Nice forest hike

The waterfalls were so awesome

The trail from Stone Mountain is far from moderate, I would rate it 7.8 on a scale of 1-10, 10 being strenuous. the view is gorgeous but it's disappointing to reach the overlook and have people drive up in their cars. The trail is also, more like 13 miles, not 10 and took around 7 hours to complete at a moderate pace, the loop was closed, it's in and back out. If you just like hiking in the woods to be hiking and need a really good workout, this is a great trail for you. Don't get me wrong, there are some nice views along the way but they're few and far between.

A wonderful hike alongside several soothing streams that lead to 3 waterfalls of various scale. The climb back up was a bit exhausting, but well worth it.

hiking
10 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike! It was a great family hike (we have 2 kids, 11 and 5). You walk right by a historic homestead. Highly recommend it!

hiking
10 months ago

so excited to find this great hiking spot and falls

By far one of my favorite trails!
Waterfalls, streams, mushrooms, salamanders, and good campsites!

Monday, April 17, 2017

great view, not much of a hike.

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

It's a pretty little jaunt, mostly due to the waterworks. The trail this map shows is Easy, the harder trail is the Devil's Garden Overlook which connects to the northern portion of the trail. It would be hard for someone who doesn't hike much, as it rises quickly, and continuously for a good portion of the trail, which is 4-ish more miles out to consider.

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

After a steep slog from the parking lot, the trail flattens out and winds along Widow's Creek, a babbling brook flowing off the Blue Ridge. The open hardwood forest and clear, cascading water make this a pleasant hike. Once the trail passes the second backpacking site, it leaves the creek side and there's not as much to enjoy.

Note concerning a previous post : Hiking is permitted along Widow's Creek. Bullhead is a different creek to the east of this trail.

hiking
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Great hike, the lower falls can be easy to miss so make sure you pay close attention

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Spur trail off the main Stone Mountain Loop trail, Lower and Middle Falls are ok, some nice cascades but not as nice as the larger falls on the Loop. Trail is about 0.9 miles out and back each way from the Loop trail and there are a couple of stream crossings. Mostly wooded and no views of Stone Mountain. We did this on an icy day with big icicles growing off the rocks, good place to take some waterfall pics.

hiking
Friday, December 30, 2016

The part considered Widows creek Trail is Nice a home place chimney stands on the left about 0.6 up the trail nice walk along the creek win you get to the back pack camping Area it runs out the MST shots to the right and the first stretch or maybe all the way up to the Devils Garden overlook is like a rutted out Fourwheeler trail I wouldn't know if it's like that all the way I only went like 2 Miles after widows creek switched out to become the MST

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

We hiked this short connector trail between the Wolf Rock and Stone Mt Loop trails today. It was an easy hike with a great view of Stone Mt from the large rock face. Be sure to follow the red dots along the upper part of the rock to pick up the trail on the other side. The Wolf and Cedar trails added about 2.5 miles & about 1.5 hours to the Loop trail, time will depend on if you stop and how long you stay on each rock face enjoying the views, breeze, etc. We thought it was worth it. These trails are much less travelled, didn't see another person on the Cedar and only a few on the Wolf. A constant flow of people on the Loop.

walking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Just a short path from the parking area. But the view is tremendous, and you can combine it with the Bluff Mountain Trail for a wonderful hike.

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Sunday, October 09, 2016

They were small but still pretty esy trail.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Trail is marked "no hiking". Permitted fishing only. Named Bullhead Stream.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

My wife and I made it to the third bridge on a last minute hike this past saturday. How far from the 3rd bridge are the backpacking sites?

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

Hike beneath and along a ridge facing away from Stone Mountain, which is obscured as you walk through old growth hardwoods. Beautiful big trees along the way. Better views from Wolf and Cedar Rocks.

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Nice short hike to great views of the Stone Mountain Face... combine with Wolf Rock for an opposite side view. Follow the red circle blaze on the ground across the face of the rock. Great side trail to the Stone Mountain Loop. There are a couple of options to get to the top of Cedar Rock. While we were on one of the connector trails we explored an old and interesting shelter and homesite chimney.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

most beautiful trail I've been on. ferns clear creek mossy rocks. rhododendrons galore I'll be back!

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