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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.

Awesome place to spend the day.

Beautiful hike with many waterfalls on the way up the mountain and a majestic waterfall at the end.

We loved this hike! Fairly easy hike, minus the stairway! Stairs might be difficult if you are not in fairly good shape. The trail and waterfall is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful foliage and huge rocks lining the river. We will go back!

hiking
16 days ago

We have done this hike before. Very nice views at the top. The big thing is the damage from recent fires. Very apparent on hike and knob is mostly burned trees now. The knob used to be a nice shady spot for lunch....now not so much.

Nice easy hike to overlook of falls. After that the assent on stairs to the top of the falls and again on the backside trail is tough. I would rate as high moderate in difficulty. Most likely the falls side will be crowded.

Pretty sure the park map rates this one as strenuous instead of moderate, but nonetheless it was a great hike and the falls was very rewarding!

Great hike! Plenty of places to get in the water and cool off... Got a little lost on the way down and ended up taking a way shorter loop. Get there early! by the time we left at 130, it was packed. Am trying to convince my fam to go!