At Rendezvous Mountain, visitors can listen to the wind in the trees or stop and learn about the trees through the interactive exhibits. Five and a half miles of trail wind through the majestic Blue Ridge forest habitat. From overlooks along the park road, visitors can see Stone Mountain and the Blue Ridge Parkway to the north and Pilot Mountain, Hanging Rock, and the Sauratown mountains to the east.

Status of park trails

Pets are permitted on park trails. Pets must be on an attended leash of no longer than 6 feet at all times. Please pick up after your pet when you are at the park; pet waste is not fertilizer and can put plants, other animals, and visitors at risk for disease. Please dispose of pet waste in garbage bins and do not throw waste bags in the woods or leave them on the ground. When sharing a trail, hikers with pets should yield to all other trail users.


Open picnic sites with tables and grills are available, as well as a spacious shelter, complete with a large stone fireplace and plenty of seating.

Reservations are required for the picnic shelter and can be made online:


Plan an Event

Do you want to host your event at Rendezvous Mountain?

There is a picnic shelter available by reservation only, as well as a natural amphitheater. The picnic shelter can be reserved online:


Some large events such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc. may require a Special Activity Permit. If you would like to reserve the picnic shelter for your event, make the reservation after your Special Activity Permit has been approved to avoid paying cancellation fees.

Please contact the park if you would like to plan an event. You can schedule a tour with a park staff member to plan and learn about fees and other permits: or 336-667-5072.

The application for a Special Activity Permit must be submitted at least 14 days in advance of the date of the event to be considered by park staff.


Rendezvous Mountain is a great place for birdwatching. The beautiful forest habitat is home to 11 species of warblers, along with woodpeckers, vireos, the northern cardinal and the scarlet tanager. 

Birdwatching checklist

No Hunting

State parks are wildlife preserves. The hunting, trapping, pursuing, shooting, injuring, killing, or molesting of any bird or animal is prohibited inside the park.


There are no fees to access the park for most day-use activities, including hiking and birdwatching.

Picnic tables are free to use and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The picnic shelter and the amphitheater must be reserved by contacting the park prior to use.