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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
18 days ago

Did a partial hike 2/26/17. Went from parking lot to below the falls. Lots of people traffic. Trail is rocky with exposed roots; manmade stairs in places. Beautiful stream with boulders. Falls are pretty.

The overlook was not as impressive as I thought it would be. Currently a lot of devastation from the forest fires.

Trail was okay too steep to go on busy days especially with a dog.found myself stepping to the side to accommodate the traffic coming down the trail as it was way too crowded. But besides that great excercise as always.

hiking
1 month 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.