South Mountain Park Trail is a 14.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Connellys Springs, NC that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This hike starts at the Jacob Fork Parking Area and follows the Hemlock Nature Trail along the Jacob Fork River to the High Shoals Falls Loop which uses a section of the Upper Falls Trail to access the Upper Falls Trail Campsites. TRAILS USED: Hemlock Nature Trail, Upper Falls Trail, High Shoals Falls Loop...starting up Upper Falls which is a good horse trail..app 3 mile loop connecting to High Shoals Falls Loop..winding down the stairs beside the waterfall. Great views. Hike up road is not an easy one 95% uphill.
great area for alot of activities, from on trail, to off trail.
It was absolutely amazing and a beautiful view
If heading north there are quite a few uphill climbs if going south you'll have some sustained descents which will be made hard only by the rocky terrain; mind the slip. The trail is largely equestrian compatible but has a few spots where the trees break and you get a great vista.