Winston-Salem, NC: Wolf Rock Loop

This 3.9-mile loop through Stone Mountain State Park wanders chestnut oak forest and offers views from the park's signature massive granite domes.
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This 3.9-mile loop through Stone Mountain State Park wanders chestnut oak forest and offers views from the park's signature massive granite domes.

A massive, 600-foot granite dome and a 200-foot waterfall are just two of the highlights along this 3.9-mile loop in North Carolina’s Stone Mountain State Park. From the lower trailhead, this route begins climbing the Wolf Rock Trail toward one of the park’s signature granite slab summits. Atop Wolf Rock, hikers are greeted with above-the-trees views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
After descending Wolf Rock, the trail winds back north along the base of Stone Mountain, an imposing granite wall that beckons local climbers. A short detour from the base of the mountain is Stone Mountain Falls, an impressive 200-foot cascade, as well as the Hutchinson Homestead, a representation of 19th century settler life. Explore these sites before wandering north back to the trailhead.
-Mapped by Billy Potter

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.3

Waypoints

STN001

Location: 36.3976886, -81.0515204

From the lower trailhead parking lot, begin hiking south toward the Wolf Rock Trail.

STN002

Location: 36.3963371, -81.0521185

At the Wolf Rock Trailhead, turn right to begin the counterclockwise loop heading uphill.

STN003

Location: 36.3915008, -81.0565388

The trail reaches a rock wall.

STN004

Location: 36.3891106, -81.0568714

Turn right @ 3-way junction onto the Wolf Rock Access Trail. This short out-and-back leads to far-reaching views across the Blue Ridge.

STN005

Location: 36.3915656, -81.0483527

The Hutchinson Homestead is located at the base of Stone Mountain and offers amazing views of the mountain.

Views from Wolf Rock

Location: 36.3892121, -81.0581052

Stone Mountain Base

Location: 36.3909222, -81.0480523

This is a rock climber's dream.

Hutchinson Homestead

Location: 36.3913367, -81.0482132

An old homestead located at the base of Stone Mountain.