Wander Through 22 Acres Of Rock Formations At Big Rock Nature Preserve In North Carolina

When it comes to great big, giant things, it’s not just kids that are awestruck by them. Adults, too, are fascinated by larger-than-life objects. Case in point here in our own backyard: the Big Rock Nature Preserve in Charlotte, North Carolina.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

McAlpine Creek Tributary #1 flows right through the preserve and provides a natural buffer from I-485. This park is historically significant in that evidence gathered here points to a Native American habitat that dates back 7,000 years.

Learn more about Big Rock Nature Preserve’s 0.6-mile trail from AllTrails. More about the park, itself, can be found here. It’s open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.. However, in the winter, its highly advisable to find your way out of the preserve long before the sun sets.

Please remember to leave no trace so generations to come can enjoy this historic landmark designated so by the Charlotte Historic Landmarks Commission.

Address: Big Rock Nature Preserve, 6500 Elmstone Dr, Charlotte, NC 28277, USA