South Mountains State Park, North Carolina

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  • We love this campground. It is a state park campground. Pets are allowed, alcohol is not. The river runs right by the campground and is a beautiful place to photograph plant and animal life. You can t...  more »
  • This is a very beautiful park with great although challenging trails. There is a very nice picnic table area with grills. There are numerous hiking trails, we walked to the lower part of the falls and...  more »
  • Dad and I walked, no trudged all the way to the top to see the falls. We met so many people, of so many type and personality. The scenery was beautiful as were the persons themselves. I was amazed at ...  more »
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  • This is a great place to do some hiking that isn't too far of a drive from Charlotte. It's about 1.5 hours away and there are quite a few good trails. The most popular trail is the High Shoals Falls trail. It's about a 2 mile loop that takes you to a nice view of a waterfall. It's pretty flat until you get to the falls and then there are a ton of stairs to get to the top. It's a pretty view of the mountains above the falls. We also hiked the first part of the Chestnut Knob trail to the first overlook. It had a very pretty view and you could see the waterfall in the distance. I would like to go back and hike all the way to the Chestnut Knob Overlook. There's lots of great hiking in the mountains, but this is probably one of the best views with the shortest drive from Charlotte that you can find.
  • One of my favorite state parks. There are lots of options for hiking, camping, and fishing. Whether you're there for a day hike or a weekend getaway, this park has something for everyone from waterfalls to overlooks. They also provide free classes on weekends and guided hikes.
  • Amazing set of trails, check out the Falls Loop for a quick hike from Jacobs Fork parking lot. Well maintained and we'll marked. Trails offer something for all skill levels to hike or run.
  • We had an amazing hike out here. This is truly a beautiful place to visit. As large and as many trails as there are, it doesn't seem to be over crowded by any means... The welcome center is staffed with helpful and informative people. Everything was clean, well marked, and obvious. Take a chance - Go visit SMSP!!!
  • Today was a perfect day to see the High Shoals Falls frozen. It is a beautiful place no matter the season. There are great facilities.

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