This Incredible Hike In North Carolina Leads You To A Waterfall, Over A Granite Dome, And Past An Old Homestead

The face of Stone Mountain rises 600 feet above the surrounding terrain in Roaring Gap, North Carolina, and is barren on one side, unless you wish to count Mother Nature’s artwork on the facade. Streaked with brown and gray from top to bottom, the massive granite dome may seem a bit daunting for the average hiker to conquer. But even if you’re a complete novice at trail hikes, don’t fall victim to self-doubt. Where there’s a will, there’s always a way – especially on the most popular trail at Stone Mountain State Park.

Stone Mountain State Park also has 75 individual picnic sites – so bring lunch and spend even more time gaping at this awesome North Carolina natural wonder. The park is open year-round beginning at 7 a.m. Closing times vary by season (you can see the list here in the far right column.) Learn more about the park and its features from the official website of North Carolina State Parks. More information about the Stone Mountain Loop Trail can be found at this link on

Address: 3042 Frank Parkway, Roaring Gap, NC, 28668

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Address: Stone Mountain State Park, 3042 Frank Pkwy, Roaring Gap, NC 28668, USA