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South Mountains State Park

3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, NC 28612
+1 828-433-4772
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Very nice NC state park.

My lofty goal of visiting all NC state parks brought me here in early April. Very nice park with... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Danbury, North Carolina
Great hike on HQ and High Shoal Trails

We had a great time hiking the HQ and High Shoal trails. They are well maintained, and after a... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Raleigh, NC
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3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, NC 28612
+1 828-433-4772

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

My lofty goal of visiting all NC state parks brought me here in early April. Very nice park with great trails. High Shoal Falls is definitely the highlight of this park. Nice facilities.

Thank rlwhite2003
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a great time hiking the HQ and High Shoal trails. They are well maintained, and after a heavy rainfall the day before, the waterfall was spectacular. This was a 5 mile loop. If you have time the 8 mile look includes a greta...More

1  Thank claude_monnier
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I have been going here since I was a little kid. I love that the trail follows the creek so you constantly hear the stream. The water is a fairly good waterfall especially after it rains. I would not suggest doing the loop because the...More

Thank Annie H
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This was my first time at this park and I absolutely loved it! We hiked up to High Shoals Falls on Jacob's Fork River which was beautiful on a moderately challenging hike, but on a very clear and defined path. There were many people there...More

1  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit. The horse campground was awesome!! 15 campsites. 33 stalls and 33 miles of easy trails winding through the woods with spectacular views and even picnic tables along the way!! The bathhouse was beautiful and a nice place to take a...More

1  Thank Blountjh
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I've been to South Mountains State park twice and this park is just amazing! I love waterfalls so coming to this place was just perfect. There are different hiking trails you can hike but I think there's only one specific one that leads up to...More

3  Thank beldecorinteriors
Reviewed 24 January 2017

It was a rainy, dreary day when we visited. We took a lot of nature photographs. Since it was slippery, we did not walk all the way to the waterfall but it looked nice. Lots of information along the paths. We saw lots of folks...More

Thank LouET_79
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I'm amazed that so many folks are unfamiliar with NC's largest state park! South Mountain offers hiking, biking, and horse trails. There are camping sites, picnic sites, and a wonderful education center. There are amazing waterfalls, especially the High Shoals Falls. Trails vary in difficulty...More

2  Thank HungryHatfield
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were definitely glad we got to the park early as it was quite crowded as we finished our hike. We hiked High Shoals Falls Loop and started on the left hand side of the loop, making the beginning of the hike all upstairs to...More

1  Thank ShondaM96
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This place was far better than what I expected. The trails are beautiful and picturesque with a few waterfalls here and there. There is plenty of parking and picnic tables as well as decent bathrooms at the beginning. Keep in mind most phones won't have...More

1  Thank Myles313
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Nathan S
6 July 2017|
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Response from Annie H | Reviewed this property |
I have no cell service when I am up there.
12 June 2017|
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Response from Blountjh | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Right in the campground!
10 May 2017|
Response from Annie H | Reviewed this property |
I have personally stayed at the camp ground in a hammock before. There are lots of trees around the sites to hang the hammocks. Bathrooms are good and clean. I have not used them for showering though (only stayed one night... More