Hiking, Camping, Climbing, Picnicking
Location & Distance from Elon:
Roaring Gap, NC 28668
~2 hour drive
How to get there:
Type of hike/what to expect:
Main attractions for this park include Stone Mountain itself & the various waterfalls.
Stone Mountain Loop Trail (4.5 miles round trip) can be accessed from either the Lower or Upper Parking lots. Going from the Lower Parking lot, the (non summit side) trail passes the Historic Homestead site and is mostly flat alongside the stream. At the base of Stone Mountain Falls, a steep staircase begins. This staircase is fairly strenuous going up (towards the Upper lot) but has some stopping areas. From turn off to the Upper Lot towards the summit of the mountain it is a gradual uphill until you hit switchbacks about halfway up. The trail then returns to gradual uphill until the summit. EXHIBIT CAUTION ON STONE CLIFF!!
Other hikes include various stone lookouts (Cedar Rock Trail) or two other waterfalls.
What Elon students are saying:
Places to Visit on your way to/from:
Stone Mountain General Store is right outside the park entrance and serves basic grille fair & ice cream as well as some camping essentials.
November – February: 7am – 6pm
March, April, September & October: 7am – 8pm
May – August: 7am – 9pm