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Widow's Creek Trail

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Weekend delays   

Stone Mountain State Park now routinely reaches capacity by 10 a.m. on weekends. Once parking areas are full, the park will be closed to all incoming traffic. As we move into fall leaf season, weekdays are the best time to visit. If you must visit on a weekend, plan to arrive early in the morning or late in the afternoon, and be prepared with a backup plan if the park is full when you arrive.

 Last updated on: Friday, November 6, 2020

Widow's Creek Trail

Widow's Creek Trail at Stone Mountain State Park

The trail follows Widow's Creek for 2.5 miles to the different backpack sites and stops. To view Widow's Creek Falls, park just beyond the Widow's Creek bridge and walk a short distance upstream.

Trail Location: 
This trail is entered from the backpack parking area
Trail Length: 
2.50 miles
Trail Type: 
one way
Trail Difficulty: 
strenuous hike
Trail Use: 
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
orange square

3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap, NC 28668



Map of North Carolina

GPS: 36.3873, -81.0273


November - February: 7am - 6pm
March, April, September & October: 7am - 8pm
May - August: 7am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Family & Group Campgrounds remain open after hours via the Royal Camp Ln Road.

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily, except closed weekends December - February.
Closed state holidays.

Year-round, from 7am until park closes.

Picnic Shelter
Shelters close 30 minutes before park closes.

Exhibit and Historic Site
Exhibits: open during park office hours.
Homestead site: open weekends, May through October. Visitors are welcome to walk the homestead site grounds when the site is not open.
Garden Creek Baptist Church historic site: services are held at 9am every Sunday, May - October and first Sunday, November - April. Visitors are welcome to walk the church grounds when the church is closed.