Big Rock Nature Preserve
We loved the preserve. We went on a Friday evening, and it was calm and peaceful. The big rocks that you see when you enter have a historical significance to them related to indigenous people who frequented this area often. It was insightful to learn about it. We climbed the big rocks and looked around for a while before continuing on the hike. The hike itself is mostly well-maintained, but the canopy makes the hike not very well-lit. Also we encountered quite a few insects flying in our faces as we were walking. The creek along the hike makes for a great companion as well. The small falls and the sound associated with it makes the hike all the more peaceful and meditative. The hike itself doesnt take a lot of time and we were done in around 35-40 minutes. We parked our car on the street near the entrance of the preserve. The area is pretty quiet. Long story short: Is this the most beautiful hike in Charlotte? No. If youre looking for a convenient hike in and around Charlotte to get some quick cardio, should you go here? Yes.
Love it! Nice place for a small easy hike or just relaxing and meditating. It's calm and peaceful. The scenery is great for pictures in any season. You can walk with your puppy
This was an unexpected little area with some big boulders to climb on. My toddler had a great time. There are no designated parking, you just park on the side of the road near the sign. We spent about 30 minutes just walking and climbing on the rocks. If you have kids who loves to climb rocks then they might enjoy it.
John Sheldon II
Great place to spend some alone time with nature or family. A true nature trail, walking on the forest floor. Minor hills. A near by creek. The main attractions are the groups of very large rocks. Bringing out the curiosity and wonder of how did they get there? Parking is along the street. Theres no restrooms. Its very clean with no litter. Good place to spend a couple hours.
Michael R. Ingelsby
My son first went here with some high school friends, but I was not certain actually where it was. Turns out is is in the heart of Ballantyne, and worth checking out! Easy hike lest than two tenths of a mile round trip. Perfect on any occasion to appreciate the great outdoors close to home