High Shoals Waterfall and H.Q. Loop Trail

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High Shoals Waterfall and H.Q. Loop Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Connellys Springs, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.4 miles 1200 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

South Mountains State Park - 828-433-4772

hiking
5 days ago

6 days ago

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7 days ago

14 days ago

Awesome hike....strenuous and great views!

25 days ago

Does anyone know if this trail is open yet?

25 days ago

2 months ago

Closed for maintenance due to brush fire.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
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!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice hike to some beautiful falls,

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Definitely worth the drive for people who love waterfalls. The trial itself is not hard at all and is about 30 minutes.

4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

Solo hiked on October 6, only saw a few people and I got to take in the falls by myself!

4 months ago

We went on Sept. 28th and we absolutely loved the trails. Very informative information along the way and the waterfall was well worth all those steps!

backpacking
5 months ago

great trail, great scenery

hiking
6 months ago

great view of falls, love this trail

hiking
6 months ago