Rocky Face Mountain is located in the northern part of Alexander County and is considered to be the southern edge of the Brushy Mountains. The mountain is a dome shaped mass of granite with a maximum elevation of approximately 1800 feet above sea level. Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area is approximately 318 acres in size, with six miles of hiking trails leading to the mountain summit.
In addition, there is a one-third-mile paved walking trail located in the former quarry area. Additional trail mileage will be included in future plans. The summit is approximately 600 feet above the surrounding terrain. Much of the terrain is steep and rocky and the overall outline of the mountain lies in a northeast to southwest orientation with long sloping steep slopes on each end.