The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
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    Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait. The 132,747-acre park offers 17 miles of designated trout waters and more than 16 miles of hiking trails. Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1975, Stone Mountain is bounded on the north by the Blue Ridge Parkway and on the west by the Thurmond Chatham Game Lands.

Website: Stone Mountain State Park
Location: Roaring Gap, NC
Distance: 3 hours from Asheville
Address: 3042 Frank Parkway, Roaring Gap, NC 28668
Telephone: 336-957-8185
Hours: November-February: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., March and October: 8 a.m.-7 p.m., April, May, September: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., June-August: 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Closed Christmas Day
Directions: Stone Mountain State Park is located in Wilkes and Alleghany counties, seven miles southwest of Roaring Gap. From I-77, turn west onto US 21. Veer left onto Traphill Rd. (SR 1002), and follow it to the John P. Frank Parkway. Turn right and follow the parkway to the park. From the west, take NC 18 North and turn right onto Traphill Rd. (SR 1002). Follow the road to the John P. Frank Parkway and turn left, following the parkway to the park.






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