Stone Mountain Loop Trail
ElevationAscent: 931' 284 m
Descent: -923' -281 m
High: 2,295' 700 m
Low: 1,517' 463 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)
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“Trail rises from the picturesque stream bottoms to the lovely views at the summit of Stone Mountain.”— Russell Hobart
Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
The Stone Mountain Loop Trail follows the orange circle markings. The trail starts behind the bathrooms at the parking lot. You'll follow the creek until you head up to a clearing made by an old homestead. Take in the views then continue down the trail.
You'll make a couple of streams crossings before you get to Stone Mountain Falls. Head up the stairs and continue for a long time going uphill until you arrive at the summit. Take in the beautiful views of Appalachia from the rocky moon-like surface of the summit. The trail is marked on the rock where there are no trees. From here, continue downhill with intermittent stairs until you arrive at a road crossing. Shortly after the road, you meet up with the beginning of the loop and head back to the parking lot.
Land Manager: North Carolina State Parks - Stone Mountain State Park