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“Wonderful Place to Walk”

Stone Mountain State Park
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Owner description: This 15,000-acre North Carolina state park offers trout fishing, hiking, climbing and scenic waterfalls.
Reviewed December 8, 2012

It's so peaceful, we hike here often enjoying all the different trails throughout the park. Each trail offers different views and if you go out before the park gets busy there is so much wild life to see. We have experienced so much beauty on our walks. The Sea to Mountain trail up thru the Widow Falls is amazing.

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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Discovered this park on our honeymoon in August of '81. Much less developed then, but you could actually drive up to within 200 yards of the climbing face of Stone Mountain back then. Now it is a good 20 min. walk to that point--at least for ME (not as spry as I once was). Has always been beautiful, and we almost always see deer and other wildlife. My wife is good at finding snakes without looking. in '81saw what turned out to be our first topless sunbathing on a wide ledge of rock next to the stream--thought it was 2 guys until we got closer down the path, so we made unusually loud conversation to give them a heads up we were coming by. Hiking trails vary in difficulty. If you are really into steps, go to the top of the upper falls. It is beautiful, but very tall. You can "waterslide" down the lower falls with about a 9 foot drop into about 2.5 feet of water with a sandy bottom (and you do get a sandy bottom). Stone Mountain itself can be mountain climbed with gear on the shear side, and walked up from the more sloped end--it is sort of like an egg buried sideways in the ground. We have probably visited this park 10 or more times in the last 30 years.

2  Thank pga007
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

The visitor center was a much needed and wonderful addition. I always have a good time each and everytime we visit Stone Mountain.

1  Thank Elygirl777
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Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

The geologic history of Stone Mountain is very interesting. Simplistically speaking its a giant magma belch that formed a dome that's been eroded away over millions of years. There are lots of beautiful views of the monolith and great hiking trails. The trail up to the summit is quite a jaunt but it's worth it. Definitely plan for at least 2 days to explore the park fully.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

On a recent trip to Boone, NC from Charlotte, NC we stopped at this park. The drive through the park is beautiful and there are several nice picnic areas along the mountain stream. Don't go there for the trout fishing during the weekend, to many site see-ers. The park has miles of moderate to strenuous hiking trails, a campground, and rock climbing. There is even a stream side Baptist church circa 1800's.

2  Thank Mike K
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