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Recommended Routes in Rocky Face Mountain Recreation Area - 1

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Favorite Along the Vertical Mile Challenge Trail's steep climb, enjoy this interesting rock slab and an incredible view.
Intermediate Intermediate

Vertical Mile Challenge Loop

2.1 mi 3.3 km 497' Up 151.57 m Up 496' Down 151.26 m Down

Taylors…, NC
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Rocky Face Mountain Recreation Area Hiking

  • 5 Miles 8 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 5 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Rocky Face Mountain Recreation Area - 6

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0.4 mi 0.7 km #1Vertical Mile Challenge Trail
Difficult Difficult
Taylorsville, NC
Difficult Difficult
Taylorsville, NC
1.0 mi 1.5 km #2Grindstone Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Taylorsville, NC
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Taylorsville, NC
1.9 mi 3.0 km #3Hollow Rock Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Taylorsville, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Taylorsville, NC
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Prison Camp Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Taylorsville, NC
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Taylorsville, NC
0.4 mi 0.6 km #5Quarry Trail
Easy Easy
Taylorsville, NC
Easy Easy
Taylorsville, NC

Photos of Rocky Face Mountain Recreation Area - 12

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The Prison Camp Trail winds through the forest on beautiful, buff singletrack.
Mar 5, 2017 near Taylors…, NC
Walk under the rocky face to get to/head back from the Grindstone Trail.
Mar 5, 2017 near Taylors…, NC
Gnarled pines stand along the Hollow Rock Trail.
Mar 5, 2017 near Taylors…, NC
The Prison Camp Trail winds through a winter forest.
Mar 5, 2017 near Taylors…, NC
Along the Vertical Mile Challenge Trail's steep climb, enjoy this interesting rock slab and an incredible view.
Mar 5, 2017 near Taylors…, NC
A sparingly mossy, mostly bald rock offers a peek through the trees to the hills beyond.
Mar 5, 2017 near Taylors…, NC
High on Rocky Face, experience beautiful hardwoods and dramatic views of the exposed bedrock.
Mar 5, 2017 near Taylors…, NC
Take part of your visit to watch climbers scale this popular rock climbing area.
Mar 5, 2017 near Taylors…, NC
Vertical Mile Challenge Loop Complete 2 Mile Video
Jan 9, 2018 near Taylors…, NC
Prison Camp Trail
Sep 28, 2019 near Taylors…, NC
Hollow Rock Trail
Sep 28, 2019 near Taylors…, NC
Rocky Face
Sep 28, 2019 near Taylors…, NC

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