High Shoals Waterfall and H.Q. Loop Trail

HARD 91 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

South Mountains State Park - 828-433-4772

10 days ago

Awesome hike! Had a blast with some friends. Was wore slap put but it was very much worth it!

13 days ago

17 days ago

lots of steps but I wouldn't consider this difficult or hard. more moderate than hard

hiking
19 days ago

19 days ago

great waterfall farly easy till the last then goes up take your time it worth it

hiking
21 days ago

23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike with amazing scenery all the way to the falls.

1 month ago

great view and great hike!♡

walking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Easy trail with good walking view.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike, the stairs were a little tough.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Great views. Lot of steps to climb. Very nice!

hiking
2 months 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.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Awesome hike....strenuous and great views!