Rocky Face Mountain - Moderate Hike

  • March 15, 2014 · 1:00 PM
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Arlene had to reschedule Crowders Mtn for April 19th, and I've been looking for a chance to get back to Rocky Face in northern Alexander County.

By combining Prison Camp, the upper section of Hollow Rock and Grindstone trails we should have a nice 4 mile hike with a 600' elevation gain. The website list the trails as Moderate to Strenuous. I'm estimating around 2 1/2 hours, but I've only been here once so it's just a guess. Be sure to bring hydration and energy snacks.

We can meet at the Walmart (try to park close to Zaxby's) in Conover at 12:00 to carpool and be on the road by 12:15. We'll meet up with those going directly to Rocky Face at the picnic area and plan on being on the trail at 1:00.

From Interstate 40 in Catawba County, travel NC 16 North toward Taylorsville and turn east onto US 64. Travel to stoplight at Millersville Road and turn left.Travel one-half mile to stop sign on NC 90 and turn left. Travel one-half mile and turn right on White Plains Rd. Travel to stop sign and turn right on Rocky Springs Road. Travel 1.4 miles and turn left on Rocky Face Church Road. Park is 1.2 miles on right.

http://rockyfacepark.com/hiking/

http://rockyfacepark.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Park-Map-09302013134937.pdf


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  • Chris & J.

    Beautiful!! Good to see everyone who could make it! Thanks for organizing Ray. We were glad to linger on the top too.

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • Michael S.

    Great hike.

    2 · March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time. Looking forward to the next meet. Thanks Ray!

    2 · March 16, 2014

  • Richard M.

    Great hike and a fun day with friends! Thanks Ray!!

    3 · March 16, 2014

  • Ginger L.

    Great time lots of fun with the best people

    4 · March 16, 2014

  • Colleen

    Beautiful day, beautiful scenery, and great people!

    4 · March 16, 2014

  • Amber C.

    Awesome hike!! Great job Ray!! It was very nice to see everyone and meet a few new people. See you at the next event.

    3 · March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    hello, can i still join this? sorry for the short notice

    1 · March 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks. i will meet you all up at wmart

      March 15, 2014

    • Renee

      Thanks so much for fixing my lens cap, Andres!

      March 15, 2014

  • Arlene T.

    Beautiful day, great to be outside. Thanks Rsy for organizing

    2 · March 15, 2014

  • Andrea

    Great day.

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Ray W.

    OK, so make that 3 1/3 to 4 hours. Nobody seemed to be in much of a hurry and I really enjoyed the extra time on top of the mountain. Great group today, hope everyone had a good time!!

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Matt E.

    20 minutes from the house, not bad. See you soon.

    March 15, 2014

  • Colleen

    I know we are meeting at Walmart but didn't some on say a specific spot in the parking lot...?

    March 15, 2014

    • Ray W.

      Try to park near Zaxby's. It's a big parking lot so I just need some general idea where to look for everyone. :)

      March 15, 2014

  • Matt E.

    Since I am coming from Statesville, I will meet you guys there.

    2 · March 15, 2014

    • Andrea

      Yay! You are coming!

      March 15, 2014

  • Ginger L.

    Ray do think it's to ruff for my dachshund

    March 15, 2014

  • Ray W.

    The address for Walmart is 201 Zelkova CT NW Conover, NC[masked]

    March 14, 2014

    • Andrea

      I will meet you there.

      March 15, 2014

    • Andrea

      Noon at walmart, correct?

      March 15, 2014

  • Kayak Dave "THE R.

    Gotta work.

    March 9, 2014

  • Amber C.

    I will prep the truck in case we need a second vehicle. I will see you at Walmart

    March 14, 2014

  • Connie

    Not sure if anyone is going to carpool from hickory mall. If not, is Zaxby's and Walmart the one right off Hwy 16?

    March 14, 2014

    • Ray W.

      Yes, Walmart in Conover is on Hwy 16, off of I-40 exit 32.

      March 14, 2014

    • Michael C.

      exit 32 would put her west of Asheville could you mean exit 132

      1 · March 14, 2014

  • Connie

    K I will meet you guys at Walmart

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • suzanne

    would like to go to Rocky Face, but something came up for Sat. this week....I'll try to catch another hike in a couple weeks.

    March 14, 2014

  • Amber C.

    Ray, do you need another vehicle for the carpool from Conover?

    March 13, 2014

    • Ray W.

      I can take 3 passengers.

      March 14, 2014

  • Arlene T.

    I will be going along with my daughter and a friend of hers

    2 · March 14, 2014

  • Michael S.

    Meet you at Rocky Face. Coming from Lenoir.

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Colleen

    Anyone interested in car pooling? Meet at the hickory mall?

    March 10, 2014

    • Colleen

      sounds good to me. what time?

      March 11, 2014

    • Colleen

      Never mind I see noon as the time. I will be there.

      1 · March 11, 2014

  • Arlene T.

    If I can convince my daughter to come I hope to join you guys

    3 · March 10, 2014

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