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Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area

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Address: 3451 Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636
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Home to unusual cacti plants, this site offers a multitude of outdoor...

Home to unusual cacti plants, this site offers a multitude of outdoor activities from hiking and biking to hang-gliding and parasailing.

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A Gem in our own backyard

I live in Charlotte, NC area and this is only about one hour drive north to do some nice hiking. There are about five miles of trails and all of them require climbing up to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
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Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I live in Charlotte, NC area and this is only about one hour drive north to do some nice hiking. There are about five miles of trails and all of them require climbing up to the top, however it is gradual so not to bad. Plenty of parking as well as bathrooms and a picnic area where you can watch... More 

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Hiddenite, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

open from sun-up to sun-down .. this is one of those "lost in the states place" .. it's rural country at it's best. the hiking has some tough and easy trails which ever your a mind to .. either way .. when you hit the top you'll find the scenic vistas worth the trip. the main parking area has men's... More 

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

A great place in Alexander County to spend some time with your family. It took about 2-2 1/2 hours to hike to the top and back. There are also various trails to chose from.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

First visit here. Park is very clean and well maintained. There is a picnic shelter with clean restrooms. I do not rock climb, but there are several routes up the rock according to the map. We hiked about 2 miles of the trails, sticking to the moderate ones. The views are beautiful. Saw many different wildflowers along the way. There... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This park has multiple paths up the mountain. Be sure to stay on the trail because there are cliffs around

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

I've climbed at the park a half dozen times. I'm very impressed by the planning and development work that went into creating this wonderful resource. Best location I've ever seen for introducing kids to climbing! And a special thanks to the great staff! They're so welcoming and helpful! BTW. Dominos Pizza in Taylorsville will deliver to the park. Awesome!

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

My wife and I were in Charlotte and looked up best mountain hikes around Charlotte knowing we would have to drive an hour North or west to reach. We have spent a lot of time west of Charlotte so we were very excited this on came up It's a little over an hour away but easy to get to just... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

You will enjoy a lovely drive through a rural landscape on the way to Rocky Face Mountain Park, then you will enjoy a breathtaking rocky face that seems to spring out of no where. Lots of zig zag trails take you to stunning overlooks. The well maintained pavilion has tables, grills and restrooms but you will need to bring your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area is a a great place to spend the day or weekend. The park has several miles of hiking trails, a paved walking track, a picnic shelter with charcoal grills available.

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

I love Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area! Operated by Alexander County, this park has five miles of moderate to strenuous hiking trails, an ADA accessible walking track, a picnic shelter with restrooms, an overnight campsite, geocaching, and beautiful views from atop the mountain. If your family loves the outdoors, this is a must-do on your list! www.RockyFacePark.com

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