If you are based near Winston Salem during your upcoming vacation in the beautiful North Carolina wilderness, we have the ideal spot for you to check out for a one-day or multi-day trip — Stone Mountain State Park, North Carolina. This expansive and breathtaking park is home to never-ending views, lush green forests, challenging hiking paths, bridle trails, and much more!
The best thing to do before you head out on the trail with your horse, or with your sturdy hiking shoes and poles, is to make a plan. The last thing you want is to be unprepared in terms of weather, terrain, or hike difficulty! Check out the trail descriptions online to see which one is best for your specific group and your physical activity level.
For beginners, you really can’t go wrong with the Black Jack Ridge Trail, Stone Mountain KIP Track Trail, Middle Fall and Lower Falls Trail, or Cedar Rock Trail. All of these trials are very short and require only hiking, no scrambling. For those who want something a bit more challenging, try the Stone Mountain Loop Trail, Widow’s Creek Trail, or Mountains to Sea State Trail at Stone Mountain State Park for a full-day outing in the wilderness!
Curious about what else you can do besides lace up your hiking boots and hit the dirt? The best thing about Stone Mountain Park NC is that there is SO much you can do here during your vacation! Other fun activities in beautiful weather include horseback riding along the bridle paths, fishing in the blue lake, picnicking with your barbeque meals, rock climbing on the slick slabs, and birdwatching to see if you can find some rare birds in the high-up branches.
And don’t worry — Stone Mountain State Park has ample facilities to make sure you are comfortable and safe during your trip here. The park features a dump station for multi-day campers, trailer, and RV sites if you want to spend a night under the stars, picnic shelters to hide out during inclement weather, bathhouses to wash the dirt off of your feet after a long hike, and firewood to stay warm during a cold winter night.
The best part? You can easily plan your visit here in no time at all. If you are staying in one of our beautiful homes from Carolina Getaway cabins, it will only take 10-15 minutes in the car to reach the parking lot of this beautiful state park. We know you are going to have the vacation of a lifetime!