Nestled deep in the woods, South Mountains State Park is the perfect place to enjoy nature. Here you can see a majestic mountain range peeking out from the gently rolling landscape of the piedmont. The park includes elevations up to 3,000 feet, a waterfall dropping 80 feet and more than 40 miles of trails. From equestrian camping to trout fishing, mountain biking to picnicking, a number of activities are available at South Mountains State Park. Visit one of the state's most rugged parks. Hike the trail to High Shoals Falls to witness the roar of the waterfall as it pours into a large pool. Backpack through the woodlands for primitive camping. Fish for trout in miles of mountain streams, or bicycle along the 17-mile mountain-bike loop.
12/28/16 - Park and all trails are closed for repairs due to wildfires in November. This info is not posted on the ncparks.gov site, at least for Stone Mountains, so check the News section for updates. At this time you cannot enter the park at all.
Loved it, weather was beautiful and the hike was difficult but pleasant. Park Rangers were extremely nice and informative about the different trails in the area. Two things that need to improve is the map of the trails, a little difficult to follow and have a bike trail for beginners.
South Mountains State Park has one of the best trail systems out there -- great work out, not a lot to see but forest; however, its a great way to spend the day. You can go short or long, your choice with all the trails clearly marked for easy navigation.