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Wolf Rock Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.3 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 394' 120 m
Descent: -89' -27 m
High: 1,955' 596 m
Low: 1,561' 476 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Mikhaila Redovian

This strenuous trail provides visitors with a steeper climb through shady forests and great views.

Mikhaila Redovian

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly Though steep, this scenic trail might be perfect for older kids, and is a great place to explore mixed assemblage forests.

Description

The Wolf Rock Trail might be a strenuous climb, but the views from the top are well worthwhile. From the top, visitors will be able to gaze out over three distinct watersheds, all separated by ridgelines. Bullhead Creek, Garden Creek, and Widow's Creek drainages can all be picked out from your vantage point at the top of Wolf Rock.

While you're taking your time climbing this trail, note the changing forest that surrounds the trail. The route begins in a predominantly pine forest before moving higher in elevation to a more mixed assemblage forest, and finally coming to an end in an area dominated by mature hardwoods. Especially in the fall, the colors of the leaves changing contrasts nicely with the dark greens of the pine forests.

Once you've taken your time to enjoy the views from the top of Wolf Rock, you can continue on the Blackjack Ridge Trail, or return the way that you came.

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Aug 14, 2018
Clark Maness
1.3mi
Jul 2, 2018
Rayne Britt
1.3mi
Jun 17, 2018
Elena Ruszkowski
did wolf rock, cedar rock and looped back to the lower falls parking lot via sea to mtn connector 4mi
Jun 9, 2018
Stephen Borchik
Feb 17, 2018
Dan Schenkat

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#311

in North Carolina

#8,261

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The summit of Wolf Rock provides great views of Stone Mountain through the fall grass.
Oct 27, 2016 near Thurmond, NC
At the beginning of the trail.
Dec 20, 2019 near Thurmond, NC
There are huge moss beds along this trail.
Dec 20, 2019 near Thurmond, NC
Amazing moonscape at Wolf Rock.
Dec 20, 2019 near Thurmond, NC
Wolf Rock
Nov 22, 2019 near Thurmond, NC

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