Stone Mountain State Park

Map of TRACK Trail at Stone Mountain State Park

The Stone Mountain State Park TRACK Trail is located on a portion of the park’s Stone Mountain Trail. The portion of the trail that is being designated as the TRACK Trail runs from the Lower Trailhead parking lot to the Hutchison Homestead.

The hike is an easy 0.4-mile (one way) trail that leads visitors to the historic homestead. Along the way, hikers will be treated to hardwood forests, glimpses of wildlife, and views of the massive granite formation called Stone Mountain.

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Collectible sticker for Stone Mountain State Park

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality: Open all year
Bull thistle
Stone Mountain at peak fall foliage
Young white tail buck in the forest
Stone Mountain
Rhododendron flowers
Stone mountain from the Homestead
Cabin at the Hutchinson Homestead
Sunlight illuminating fall foliage in the mountains

Adventures for Stone Mountain State Park

Animal Athletes brochure
Hiking

Stone Mountain Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.80
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Finding Ferns brochure
Hiking

Stone Mountain Ferns

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.80
The Ferns - A Sketchbook Guide brochure is a fun and challenging adventure. Follow the illustrations and clues to find as many of the ferns as possible. You're going to have to be a nature detective to find them all.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Stone Mountain Hide and Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.80
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Living in Appalachia brochure
Hiking

Stone Mountain Living in Appalachia

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.80
The Living in Appalachia brochure was designed to help kids and families learn about life in the Appalachians then and now. This brochure gives examples of what the requirements for life was like in the Hutchinson Homestead and what they are like today.

Directions

3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap, NC 28668
Latitude: 36.381157000000
Longitude: -81.024295000000

Stone Mountain State Park is located in Wilkes and Alleghany counties, six miles southwest of Roaring Gap. From I-77 North, take Exit #83/Hwy 21 North/Sparta/Roaring Gap (you will exit from the left lane). Go north about 13 miles to Traphill Road/ State Road 1002, (you will see a brown state park sign) and turn left. Go about 4 miles to John P Frank Parkway (you will see a brown state park sign) and turn right. Follow the parkway to the park.

From the west, take NC 16 to NC 18 in North Wilkesboro and then turn right onto Hwy 268 East. Go about 3 miles and turn left at Airport Road. Go about 4 miles and turn left this becomes Traphill Rd (SR 1002). Follow Traphill Rd to  John P. Frank Parkway about 11 miles and turn left, follow the parkway to the park.

The Stone Mountain State Park TRACK Trail begins at the Lower Trailhead Parking Lot near the historic Hutchinson Homestead.

Park Map - http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/stmo/directions.php

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Stone Mountain State Park TRACK trail was made possible through a partnership between Stone Mountain State Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program. 

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