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Upcoming Events:

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 3:00pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 11:00am
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
PARTIAL LOOP TRAIL CLOSURE & BACKPACK SITES E & F   

Currently the following sections are CLOSED due to the tornado damage;
-The trail from the top of Stone Mountain falls to the bottom of Stone Mountain falls.
-Backpack sites E and F are closed.
We appreciate your patience as we try to get these sections reopen for your enjoyment.

 Posted on: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:19pm
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.

 

Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Location: The trail begins at the backpack parking area for the Widows Creek Trail.
Description: The trail forks to the right at the backpack sites and continues for another 5.5 miles to the Devil's Garden Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. All backpackers must register and pay at the backpack parking area before camping overnight.
Point of Interest:
Length:
6.00 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Blaze:
white circles
Surface: Natural surface
Stone Mountain Loop Trail
Location: Reached From Upper or Lower Parking Areas
Description: This 4.5 mile trail takes you across the summit of Stone Mountain, by the Hutchinson Homestead and a 200 foot waterfall. Hikers can choose to go to the waterfall or the summit and back without having to do the entire loop. The park's TRACK Trail is located on a portion of the trail from the Lower Trailhead parking lot to the Hutchison Homestead.
Point of Interest:
Length:
4.50 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Blaze:
orange circle
Widow's Creek Trail
Location: This trail is entered from the backpack parking area
Description: 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.
Point of Interest:
Length:
2.50 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Blaze:
orange square
Widow's Creek Trail at Stone Mountain State Park
Surface: Natural surface
Wolf Rock Trail
Location: Trail is entered from Stone Mountain Loop Trail or the Cedar Rock Trail
Description: The trail provides views of the Blue Ridge Mountain escarpment. The ridges dividing three watersheds - Garden Creek, Widow's Creek and Bullhead Creek - can also be seen from atop Wolf Rock. Signs of old field succession are evident along the trail as it leads through areas which are predominantly pine, then mixed pine-hardwood and finally mature hardwood.
Point of Interest:
Length:
1.50 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
red square
Surface: Natural surface
Contact:

Stone Mountain State Park

3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring GapNC 28668
Phone336-957-8185 / Reservations 1-877-722-6762
stone.mountain@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.387300
Longitude: -81.027300

Park Hours:

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.

Fishing
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.