Rocky Face Mountain is located in the Northeastern section of Alexander County has a rich history dating back to the early 1900’s. The site was a former quarry operation which began in 1922 and operations ceased in the early 1940’s. A prison camp was located nearby and a railroad reached the old quarry site. There have also been agricultural land uses such as apples, peaches, wheat and grapes near the site.
Rocky Face is a dome shaped mass of granite gneiss with a maximum elevation of 1795 feet above sea level. There are actually two summits on the mountain separated by a ridge and saddle. The summit is approximately 600 feet above the surrounding terrain.
Winter Mountain Hike
Bundle up and join a park ranger on a hike as you explore the park this winter. Learn about the variety of evergreen plants that bring color to the forest even in the winter. Be sure and bring your binoculars so you can see some of the birds that call the mountain home. This hike will be about 3.5 miles and will take approximately 2 hours. We will be leaving the park office at 1:00 pm. Wear comfortable sturdy shoes, dress warm, and bring water!
- We'll meet at the park office by 12:00 and head out to explore the small, but scenic network of trails for an hour, then join up with the ranger for the Winter Mountain Hike, which begins at 1:00.
- The park is 1.5 - 2 hours from Charlotte.
- For more info on Rocky Face Mountain Park, click here.
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