Caswell County Highpoint Trip Report

Stony Creek Mtn (880+ ft)

Date: September 7, 1998
Author: Fred Lobdell

General: Stony Creek Mountain lies athwart the Alamance-Caswell county line. Two of the three knobs are in Alamance County, and the third is the high point of Caswell County. The hike is a bushwhack but it is not difficult.

Access: From the intersection of NC 49 and NC 62 in northeastern Alamance County, take NC 62 south (actually west here) for about a mile. Turn right (northwest) on Altamahaw Road and go about 3.5 miles to the intersection with Long Ridge Road. Turn right (north) and go about 1.2 miles. Turn left (northwest) on Stony Creek Mountain Road. Bear left at the fork at 1.7 miles, staying on Stony Creek Mountain Road. Another 0.7 mile will bring you to a height of land on this road. Find a parking place that is off the road without blocking the driveway on the west side of the road.

The Hike: There seems to be an overgrown jeep track at the edge of the woods, going about the way you want to go, but it rapidly disappears. You need to bushwhack generally northeast, staying on the higher ground of the ridge, for about 0.4 mile, until you get to a small rise. The summit area is pretty well defined for this part of the world. Return the way you came, holding a generally southwest course and keeping to the high ground.