South Fork Trail

EASY 26 reviews

South Fork Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near McAdenville, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.4 miles 177 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

beach

forest

river

views

23 days ago

Favorite trail run.

hiking
1 month ago

a little stinky at first

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty out and back trail follows river through interesting forest land with history and easy accessibility from either end.

trail running
3 months ago

All around great experience

3 months ago

Nice trail

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

walking
6 months ago

7 months ago

Perfect walk w fam and river exploration

7 months ago

Awesome trail

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

The trail can be accessed from either end. The end this post directs you to is easiest to navigate to using the address 300 Dickson Rd, McAdenville, NC 28101. This takes to to Dickson road which dead ends at the trail head. The other end is a neighborhood culdesac 1100 Catawba Run Lowell, NC 28098.

Trail at Dickson starts directly under the highway and could use a Good Samaritan to pick up garbage. It's a dirt packed trail wide enough for two most of the time.

I'd consider it a local jem, great for fishing and adventuring on the many rocky trails in the Catawba river. Once you leave the highway you're surrounded by lush greenery and rushing water. Lovely easy 4 ish mile out and back

8 months ago

Great trail with no big elevation changes. You can see the South Fork River almost the entire time.

8 months ago

Easy to follow trail. I do this one all the time.

1 year ago

Flat trail that runs along the river for great views the entire length of the trail.