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South Mountains State Park

3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, NC 28612
+1 828-433-4772
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Great park with many activities

We have been here a few times. Park is very well kept....clean restrooms, picnic area, trails, etc... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Rudy F
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Huntersville, United States
Great hike, gorgeous sights.

Hiked the High Shoals Falls Trail Loop with the wife and kids. It was wonderful. The falls were... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Darryl S
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“trout” (9 reviews)
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3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, NC 28612
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+1 828-433-4772
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"high shoals falls"
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"trout"
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"the loop"
in 7 reviews
"visitor center"
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"horse trails"
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"great hike"
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"picnic area"
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"waterfall hike"
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"challenging trails"
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"hiking boots"
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"beautiful trails"
in 3 reviews
"little river"
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"main trail"
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"great workout"
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"nice picnic"
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"family campground"
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We have been here a few times. Park is very well kept....clean restrooms, picnic area, trails, etc. Several hike options from easy to difficult. Large picnic area with grills and many tables. You can play in the stream if desired. The short, somewhat easy, hike...More

Thank Rudy F
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Hiked the High Shoals Falls Trail Loop with the wife and kids. It was wonderful. The falls were amazing. The hike was strenuous, but very fun. The cover kept the high temperatures at bay. A great day spending time with the family. Maybe not the...More

1  Thank Darryl S
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

We're a camping family and have visited many of North Carolina's state parks. South Mountains is by far our favorite. Many of the campsites in the family campground are right along a small river that the kids love playing in. We also enjoy the main...More

1  Thank Kristi M
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I am still giving a 5 stars review despite our first impression of this state park just because we should have known better than to go on the first Saturday with warm temperatures for this season. As mentioned, we went to visit when the weather...More

2  Thank LucieAL
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

First of all we visited mid May 2017. This park in November 2016 had a 6,000 acre wildfire. Much of the park was burnt and not very scenic as a result. However the hikes themselves were challenging. The trail signage was impeccable. The trails that...More

6  Thank DreBrink
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed an afternoon hike here on a beautiful day. One down side is some of the paths are narrow and on a nice day, they are busy. The hike up to the waterfall is moderate, lots of narrow stairs though, so it may be...More

Thank Cathrab28
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Reviewed 21 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 Rachel W
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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
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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
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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
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Nathan S
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I have no cell service when I am up there.
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LuvsCampingPeriod
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Response from Blountjh | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Right in the campground!
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DreBrink
10 May 2017|
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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
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