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View of Stone Mountain at Stone Mountain State Park
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. Weekdays are the best time to visit. If you must visit on a weekend, plan to arrive early in the morning, and be prepared with a backup plan if the park is full when you arrive. Keep in mind gate hours, which are posted at entrances. Currently, the park is open from 7am to 8pm. The only exception is Christmas Day, when all park facilities are closed.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Map of North Carolina – Stone Mountain State Park


Contact the park
 

336-957-8185

stone.mountain@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Park office

3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap, NC 28668

GPS: 36.3873, -81.0273
 

Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

Camping:
24-hour campground access is available via Royal Camp Lane.
 

Fishing:
Available year-round during regular park hours
 

Picnic shelters:
Shelters close 30 minutes prior to park closing hours.
 

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  • December to February:

Open Monday to Friday only:
8:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • March to November:

Open daily:
8:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • Closed Christmas Day
     

Exhibits: open during park office hours
 

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Hutchinson Homestead

  • 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 held 9:00am
    from May to October: every Sunday
    from November to April: first Sunday of every month
     
  • Visitors are welcome to walk the church grounds when the church is closed.

 


 

 

List of trails

Trail network visits the Stone Mountain summit as well as waterfalls, trout streams, historic homestead and dramatic overlooks. Rugged terrain can offer hiking challenges, and equestrians enjoy a five-mile trail.

 


Black Jack Ridge Trail
Location: Reached from Cedar Rock and Wolf Rock trails.

Description:

The trail follows an old road bed through heavily wooded areas. In the winter, this strenuous hike offers wonderful views of Stone Mountain.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
1.50 miles
one way
Difficulty:
moderate hike
Blaze:
white square

Bridle Loop Trail
Location: Reached from Horse Trail Parking Area

Description:

This trail takes you through a covered wood area where you can see local wildlife and also an old liquor still demolished during prohibition.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
2.00 miles
loop
Difficulty:
moderate hike
Blaze:
red triangle

Bridle Out-and-Back Trail
Location: Reached from Horse Trail Parking Area

Description:

This out and back trail takes you through wooded areas were you can see local wildlife, views of the Blue Ridge Mountain escarpment, and local liquor stills demolished during prohibition.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
4.00 miles
one way
Difficulty:
moderate hike
Blaze:
red triangle

Cedar Rock Trail
Location: Available from Stone Mountain Loop Trail.

Description:

This trail takes you to the top of Cedar Rock were you can see the Blue Ridge Mountain escarpment.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
1.00 miles
one way
Difficulty:
moderate hike
Blaze:
red circle

Middle Falls/Lower Falls Trail
Location: Reached from Stone Mountain Loop or Wolf Rock Trails.

Description:

This trail leads hikers a half mile along Big Sandy Creek to Middle Falls and then extends to Lower Falls.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
0.50 miles
one way
Difficulty:
moderate hike
Blaze:
blue circle