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Stone Mountain Summit - Dupont State Forest

This hike is considered a strenuous hike. It only gets very steep at the end, during the final climb to the summit.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 2.8 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview :  The strenuous final climb to the summit of Stone Mountain offers a stunning 360 degree view that you won't soon forget. This hike is... more »

Tips:  Make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Wear broken-in hiking boots and watch for snakes. We also recommend that you bring a... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Trail Courtesy

Be sure to exercise courtesy when on the trail.

2. Sky Valley Road parking lot (with audio)

The Sky Valley Road parking lot, 1.5 mi. from Guion Farms Access Area

3. Rocky Ridge Trail Sign

Begin your trek by taking Rocky Ridge Trail to its intersection with Stone Mountain Trail.

4. Rocky Ridge Trailhead

5. Stone Mountain Trail/Rocky Ridge Trail intersection (with audio)

When you reach this intersection, take a left onto Stone Mountain Trail.

6. Stone Mountain Trail/Switchback Trail intersection (with audio)

When you reach the intersection between Stone Mountain Trail and Switchback Trail,bear left on Stone Mountain Trail and continue to the summit.

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8. Grassy Clearing (with audio)

This is the clearing with heather. Use your walking stick to spread the heather ahead of you so you can see where you are stepping.

9. Resting Place (with audio)

Enjoy you rest near these large boulders in preparation for the strenuous climb to the summit!

10. Newt

Watch for many camouflaged critters on the trail!

11. Panorama View From Summit (with audio)

The rewarding 360 degree view from the summit.

12. View of the Blue Ridge Mountains (with audio)

A beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Stone Mountain Summit.