Top Adventures in Traphill

  • Hike the Stone Mountain Loop

    This is a strenuous 4.5 mile hike beginning from the Lower Parking Lot in Stone Mountain State Park (for a 5.2 mile hike, begin at the Upper Parking Lot). From the lot, take the trail by the bathroom. Keep right at the first trail intersection, t...

  • Hike to Wolf Rock and Cedar Rock

    This easy 3.0 mile hike begins at the Lower Trailhead Parking Lot at Stone Mountain State Park and includes a 400' ascent to two granite outcrops with nice views. This hike can be combined with the Stone Mountain Loop hike for a 6.5 mile strenuous...

  • Hike along Basin Creek in Doughton Park

    A treasure in North Carolina that doesn't get as much attention as it should, Doughton Park has some of the best trails around. It is the largest park operated by the Blue Ridge Parkway and has over 30 miles of trails available.  The parking area ...

    11 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Hike the Bluff Mountain Trail

    Before you head out, check the status of the Blue Ridge Parkway (it periodically closes during the winter).  The entire Bluff Mountain Trail is a 7.1 mile trail that traverses the Doughton Park Area along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  To do this partic...

    1.8 miles 270 ft gain

  • Hike The Hollow Rock Trail at Rocky Face Mountain

    From the parking lot, head northwest to find the trailhead for Buzzard Roost Loop. Follow that and stay left to meet up with the Hollow Rock Trail. This is a moderate hike with great views of the park. Perfect for a quick escape with the family. F...

    2.4 miles 514 ft gain

  • Camp at Comers Rock Recreation Area

    I didn't have any issues putting "Comers Rock Recreation Area" into my phone's GPS (Waze) and arriving exactly where I was supposed to. When you turn off US 21 (aka the Grayson Turnpike/Elk Creek Parkway) to Jefferson National Forest Road 57, you'...

    1 miles

  • Hike the Jomeokee Trail at Pilot Mountain SP

    This unique peak, also known as the Big Pinnacle, is in Pilot Mountain State Park.  From the main parking area on top of the mountain on Pilot Knob Park Road, you can first view the Big Pinnacle from the overlook attached to the parking lot.  The ...

    0.8 miles 100 ft gain

  • Backpack the Grayson Highlands

    Spanning roughly 4500 acres, located in a portion of Jefferson National Forest, looming under the highest peak in Virginia lies the Grayson Highlands. A part of Virginia’s State Parks system and a United States National Landmark, located in Mouth ...

    10 miles 1080 ft gain

  • Rock Climb at Pilot Mountain SP

    Wide assortment of climbing on some of the best granite in the world. The grades range from 5.5 to 5.13 so anyone could find their level. It is a very top rope friendly climbing area. All thanks to the Carolina Climbers Coalition who regularly che...

  • Photograph Sugarland Overlook

    Located just inside the park entrance of Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia, Sugarland Overlook provides an outstanding easterly view of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.  The Sugarland Overlook is located about a mile up from the ranger...

  • Summit Three Top Mountain

    Three Top Mountain sits within the same vicinity as Snake Mountain (see the adventure here) and Elk Knob. The mountain gets its name from its three prominent rock projections at its peak. The highest point, unofficially named “Big Rock”, is at an ...

    5 miles 1440 ft gain

  • Hike to Twin Pinnacles

    Park at the Visitor Center; don't stress when you get to the parking lot and can't see it, it's up the hill. From the parking lot hike across the road and find the staircase. Follow this up to the Visitor Center. If you're standing in front of the...

    1.6 miles 250 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Sparta, North Carolina

      Doughton Park Campground

      Overview Doughton Park is a landscape of mountains, open meadows and pioneer cabins, 30 miles (48 km) of hiking trails and a place to view wildlife and get a feel for the lives of those who lived h...

    • Wilkesboro, North Carolina

      Fish Dam Creek Park

      Overview Fish Dam Creek Shelter is located directly adjacent to W Kerr Scott's Dam. This shelter features a playground, and has a panoramic view of the reservoir.Recreation The 1,475-acre reservoi...

    • Wilkesboro, North Carolina

      Dam Site Shelter

      Overview Dam Site Park Shelter is located directly below W. Kerr Scott Dam's visitor center, and features a beautiful view of the dam & reservoir.Recreation The 1,475-acre reservoir offers exce...

    • Wilkesboro, North Carolina

      W. Kerr Scott Visitor Assistance Center Conference Room

      Overview The Visitor Assistance Center conference room is located beside the dam at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir in northwestern North Carolina.Recreation The 1,475-acre reservoir offers excellent boati...

    • Wilkesboro, North Carolina

      Berry Mountain Park Shelter

      Overview Berry Mountain Park Shelter is located in Berry Mountain Park at W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir in northwestern North Carolina.Recreation The 1,475-acre reservoir offers excellent boating...

    • Wilkesboro, North Carolina

      Fort Hamby Park

      Overview Fort Hamby Park is located on the north side of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir in western North Carolina. Constructed in the beautiful Yadkin River Valley, the lake offers extensive opportunities...

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