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Stone Mountain State Park

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Address: 3042 Frank Pkwy, Roaring Gap, NC
Phone Number: +1 336-957-8185
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This 15,000-acre North Carolina state park offers trout fishing, hiking,...

This 15,000-acre North Carolina state park offers trout fishing, hiking, climbing and scenic waterfalls.

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Scenic, but be prepared to work hard!

This park is free to visit and provides great day hiking just east of the Blue Ridge. Come early to secure a parking spot -- the lots were full when I arrived in late morning on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This park is free to visit and provides great day hiking just east of the Blue Ridge. Come early to secure a parking spot -- the lots were full when I arrived in late morning on lovely Saturday in October. The Stone Mountain Loop is definitely a "strenuous" hike. Hiking counterclockwise takes you up a very large number of stairs... More 

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Washington, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Start at the visitors center! Good view of the mountain from the deck of the visitors center! We camped here and the campground was great with nice restrooms and even a handicapped shower! Nice trails and gorgeous waterfall! Very well maintained park!

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a beautiful park with lots of hiking trails, some picnic areas and wonderful views. Start your tour at the Visitor's center to get a map and ask the employees the best route to see what you want. There is a small museum in the Visitor's center about the area. Plan to spend all day here and pack in... More 

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Sparta, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wonderful trails for all ages. Magnificent waterfall at end of one trail and the view from the top of the dome is breath taking. Worth the hike.

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Davidson, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stone Mountain State Park is one of those little treasures tucked away in the North Carolina mountains. It offers hikes of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty, as well as nice picnic spots. On a beautiful fall Saturday, the park had many visitors. We elected a short hike to the lovely falls. Be ready for 283 steps down and 283... More 

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Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I was told about this place from my daughter-in-law who said it was awesome. She has well as us were heavily disappointed this go around. She had not been there for several years and I have drastically changed from what she remembered. The few restaurants food was below mediocre at best and well overpriced, the stores all closed early so... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This hike sets the standard for a pleasant balance between natural features and man-made enhancements for safety, convenience and accessibility. A friend and I hiked the loop trail from the lower parking lot and were treated right away to breathtaking views of the 600-foot dome overlooking the preserved lhomestead. The hike features hundreds of wooden steps tastefully set into the... More 

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Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Stone Mountain Falls required about a 1/2 mile walk each way and several steps. On arrival to viewing site, brush had grown up blocking the view. Inside the same state park are Widows Creek Falls, which we really enjoyed. They are a short walk off the main road and include pools to wade in.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We camped in loop a, non electric, with our A-liner camper and absolutely loved it. We had the best site in the entire place. ALL of the sites in A loop are shaded, except for 29-37. Loop B is almost all full sun and no privacy. The restroom in the American loop gets 3 out if 5 stars. Clean but... More 

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Summerfield NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My family stopped in on our NC State Park tour and found the mountain to look like a Mini version of Stone Mountain Georgia. We visited the old plantation buildings and they were very interesting. I wish I had more time to stay but we were on a schedule to get to Boone. We plan to go back when we... More 

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