Stone Mountain State Park
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Excellent place to go hiking with or without your dogs. We hiked 3.9 miles with our dogs on a combination of trails and enjoyed seeing the numerous rock formations and the Hutchinson homestead. We also found one of the likely old moonshine stills. It took us a few minutes to figure out the trail system but once we did we had no problems. We first stopped at the visitor center to pick up a trail map which helped tremendously. Restrooms were available at the visitor center and the lower parking lot. Be sure to take plenty of water with you on your hikes for yourselves and especially for your dogs. Gets hot quickly in the non-shaded areas. We can't wait to go back.
Stone Mountain State park is located just off the Blue Ridge parkway in northwest NC. The parks main attraction is its large exposed granite faces that were the core of once major mountains. The park has great facilities. All of the trails are well maintained and the restrooms are fairly new. The campground is very clean and is nestled in a valley surrounded by tall hills. The campsites are large and many have power and water. A dump station is at the entrance for sewer. The park offers waterfalls and mountain streams. The granite rock faces are not the only attraction. Stone Mountain State park is a great place to stay or visit for a day.
My Scout troop 919 has Captain Stone mountain for years as our winter camping warm up. It's a great place to camp when it's really cold we use the group camping area the restrooms were updated during our time and have have worked out really well we love to hike at Stone mountain we can send different groups different directions so some get a longer hike somewhere packs others they hike. It's great for mountain views getting up on a mountain in just a few short miles you can have a really good workout and have great visual mountain vistas
Art and Bambi Peoples
Campgrounds are wonderful!! The staff was super friendly and welcoming. Places for RVs and tents; electric & non-electric sites. The bath house was nice, clean; with nice size shower stalls. Water is available close to your site. All sites vary, but all seem to be wonderful. Our site was large, flat and clean. Wonderful things to see all around, no matter if you take a walk, hike or drive. Stone Mountain State park is a great place to visit!!
Lovely day for a great hike. Trails could use some grooming in spots, probably due to increased pandemic traffic. Some areas have been worked on and improved since last visit. Restrooms clean. Signage improved over last visit. No mileage given. Split to falls and Wolf Rock appeared to not have sign.