Explore the most popular trails near Fork Shoals with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Well Maintained. Would better if Blazed.

trail running
2 months ago

Been here multiple times to take my pup for a walk. It was a little confusing to navigate the first time, being as there were no signs or a map. The falls and river is on one side, and there is a trail that connects the other side- the park with the playground and small track. A great walking park, but not for hiking.

2 months ago

We didn’t do any real hiking, but we had a blast in the water and sliding down the rocks in our inner tubes!

We never came across the falls. Trails are not marked. Kids enjoyed playing on the rocks in the river. Good place to stop if you are already in the area. Nice park with playground, ball field, and volleyball.

hiking
5 months ago

Great park for easy hiking and viewing waterfalls. We take our pig for a walk here and love visiting City Scape Winery and Happy Cow Creamery nearby!

Heavily trafficked city park. Nicest looking spot is the nature trail entrance, but it’s so crowded you can’t enjoy anything. Parking area is ridiculous; don’t expect your car to not be hit by someone who can’t navigate small areas. If you go on hikes for nature and solitude, do yourself a favor and skip this one.

walking
6 months ago

Started at the dam entrance. I walked half the nature trail and came back via the forest trail. Lots of scenic photography shots. Can't wait until the spring.

Enjoyed the park. It was really pretty and it’s great for anyone. Only negative was there seemed to be a lot of trash around the falls. A clean-up in the area was needed.

Don't waist your time here, boring city park.

Great little park with paved and unpaved trails. We started at the playground and followed the forest trail to the waterfall and shoals area. Then we followed the outer trail along the river until it looped back to the playground area. With a few stops for photos, we walked 2.35 miles.

Nice short walk
Great for hanging out with the kids.

The North entrance to the trailhead was a little difficult to find (to the left of the playground, down the hill and past the park bench) and there are many cut through trails that you can use to shorten the trip or access the trail which made it kind of confusing on the first lap. However after that it was simple and one could easily just take off jogging and not be lost. The waterfall is absolutely beautiful. Great place to have a picnic, sit and study or just relax and listen. Trail is short enough to make multiple laps in a visit and long enough to make it interesting. Will definitely be back. Great trip for before/after work jogs.

This was a good hike for kids because it was short and sweet but there are signs posted around the water stating that you shouldn't swim due to pollution. So at the same time, not great for kids because you know most kids want to swim.

Even tho it was raining and gloomy we still had fun with our 4 year old and dog!

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

This is probably a lovely nature walk and swimming hole for families, but I wouldn't suggest it for anyone looking for a real hike. Not terrible, but a little disappointing. Looks better in the photos!

hiking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

There were several paved and unpaved trails to hike on. The trails are a little confusing though because there are no signs or trail markers to guide you. The river is beautiful and it's fun to climb the rocks and take pictures. There is a little beach to hang out on, however you are not suppose to swim in the river due to pollution that can make the water toxic. There is a big playground at the front and a huge field to play games on for little kids.

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

great shady trail... love it will be my go to spot!!

walking
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Definitely a very short and very easy hike, but it was fun to do with friends. It wasn't super warm on the day we went, but we still got out feet in the water some. It doesn't recommend swimming but the waster was surprisingly very clean and I probably would have swam in it if it had been warmer. The hike is to your left past the volleyball court when you get there, and it paved a good bit of the way. Not strenuous at all, good for all ages, and nice, wide falls at the bottom and fun rivers.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Easy beautiful memorable.

walking
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Easy walk by yourself the falls.

walking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

ok.... I think the map is off on milage no way that was 2.2 miles

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Even tho it was raining and gloomy we still had fun with our 4 year old and dog!

hiking
Monday, December 26, 2016

A nice little hike with a cool waterfall and interesting history of the area.

walking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fun for the family

walking
Friday, October 14, 2016

Nice park and trails!

Monday, September 19, 2016

I was very pleased with this location. It was very clean and safe and family oriented. I will be returning...

walking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Was a very nice way to spend the day, great walking paths for young & old. Looking forward to returning in the fall.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

It's okay. Easy trail. Wouldn't walk it alone. Looks as though work is in progress so it may be worth another visit in the future.

hiking
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Good place for families with small children, not for any hikers wanting to actually hike and see a view. Once you park you can already see the falls and all of the paths are paved.

hiking
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I was not impressed. There was garbage and random clothing/swim floaties all along the falls and water. Tons of wasps and bees. We didn't even bother walking the trail because 6 people had gotten stung that day just walking by the neat at the base of the trail. The water was pretty though. Oh and someone with a badge came to tell us that there were Water Moccasins (yes venomous) near the water

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