Stone Mountain State Park
The massive granite dome at Stone Mountain State Park keeps watch on park visitors enjoying nearly every type of outdoor activity - camping, hiking, climbing, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding and more. There are more than 18 miles of trails, matched by more than 20 miles of designated trout waters in this park that spreads below the Blue Ridge Parkway. A campground offers 90 sites, some with utility hookups, and group and backpacking campsites are nearby. Rock climbing is allowed by permit on the towering, 600-foot granite face of the landmark mountain, and climbers look down on Hutchinson Homestead, a restored mid-19th century mountain farm. Expansive picnic grounds with shelters invite reunions and community gatherings.
We love all the state parks in NC and this one did not disappoint! Campsites are clean and well maintained. Park rangers are available to answer questions and give suggestions. They also do educational programs throughout the campground. The scenery is amazing with well maintained hiking trails and breathtaking views. It is about a 30 minute ride to Elkin for supplies do load up before you hit the campground. Ice and wood are available at the entrance to the campground.
Great hiking with mountain and waterfall views. Be prepared for lots of stairs! Facilities well maintained with a helpful visitor center. Check board for trail conditions. Easy to spend a whole day hiking here. I think camping is available. Be careful as some of the trails are dangerous if you stray from the designated areas.
Excellent hiking opportunities abound. Creek running through the park with lots of places to stop and splash. Bathroom facilities are kept up in great shape and best of all, it's free.
Beautiful place. Well maintained. Hike is not too strenuous. They have cable cars as well.
Very pretty hike! We were able to see most of the falls and my 6 year old daughter was able to handle the hike. Be prepared for lots of stairs!