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 quite an amazing place. From campgrounds to horse trails and hikes, it is worth going there at different seasons. We thought the hike was quite rigorous but the views were worth it. The stairs will give your knees and legs a big workout so be aware if you have those unable to handle steep slopes. Still, we will keep going back for more mountain joy at South Mountains State Park.
  • 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!!!
  • It's so beautiful here. I take the High Schoals Loop Trail. I believe it's .7 miles to the waterfall and you walk beside the river the whole time, which is so serene. The stairs before the waterfall can be challenging for some but it's worth it in the end. I recommend going after a lot of rain; when the water is higher. The waterfall is most beautiful then. Camping here is a lot of fun also!
  • Loved this park! Beautiful views, great hiking! Steps to the waterfall are STEEP and I'm an experienced hiker. Worth it though! I suggest hiking up and then enjoying the gentle decline on the other half of the trail.
  • Challenging hike up to the waterfalls with lords of stairs to climb but it is worth it. I hiked up here with my dog and it is safe but the trail is busy. Tip: walk the loop and don't just go to the waterfall and back (that's what most people do). The second part of the loop is a great hike as well and not busy so you get to enjoy nature and your dog can enjoy it more as well.
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