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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.

hiking
5 days ago

Awesome hike....strenuous and great views!

Does anyone know if this trail is open yet?

Trail was open on Saturday. Took the kids, ages 6 and twins 5, on their first hike to see the waterfalls. They loved it and keep asking when we can go hiking again.

Nice short hike. I would bring a snack to enjoy the view with .

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.

Closed for maintenance due to brush fire.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful!! The hike itself wasn't bad at all. The stairs to get to the falls and higher can be a little exhausting. But well worth the view! We will definitely hike again!

Very nice hike to some beautiful falls,