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Cedar Rock Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.5 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 169' 51 m
Descent: -46' -14 m
High: 1,911' 583 m
Low: 1,743' 531 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Mikhaila Redovian

This route brings hikers to the top of the Blue Ridge escarpment, providing stellar views on the way

Mikhaila Redovian

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Description

This moderate route is another method of reaching the summit of Wolf Rock, and the Cedar Rock Trail seems to be a happy medium between the strenuous Wolf Rock Trail and the longer but milder Blackjack Ridge Trail. The route doesn't lead all the way to Wolf Rock but will bring hikers to the ridgeline just before the final push to the summit.

During the forested portions of the trail, the tree assemblage framing the trail will be similar to both the Wolf Rock Trail and the Blackjack Ridge Trail, beginning in pines, and ending in hardwood. However, there will be more exposed travel on this route, and hikers will need to cross over some sections of bare rock on the way to the top of the ridgeline.

Carry on your way, and you'll soon find yourself at the three-way intersection that marks the end of this route. Continue on the Wolf Rock Trail for more spectacular views, or head down the Blackjack Ridge Trail for a relaxing descent to the valley bottom.

Flora & Fauna

Both pine and hardwood forests adorn the path, and squirrels, deer, and birds will likely keep you company along the way.

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Feb 22, 2020
Stephen Miller
Jul 2, 2018
Rayne Britt
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Jun 9, 2018
Stephen Borchik
Feb 17, 2018
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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
An incredibly persistent tree grows along the way.
Oct 27, 2016 near Thurmond, NC
A closeup of the unique formations visible along the Cedar Rock trail at Stone Mountain State Park.
Oct 27, 2016 near Thurmond, NC
stone mountain
Nov 22, 2019 near Thurmond, NC
Stone Mountain as seen from Cedar Rock.
Oct 27, 2016 near Thurmond, NC

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