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South Mountains State Park, North Carolina

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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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. T...  more »
  • 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 th...  more »
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  • Love coming here to walk the trails. My kids love to play in the water. Lots of fun for the whole family. Nice and peaceful. It can get crowded on the weekends and holidays. We came in the afternoon which helped because the crowd had thinned about a bit. Still didn't feel like it was all that crowded when we came in the middle of the day on Good Friday when the parking lot of filled up. We love this place so much that we go here quite often. Also, they do have camping which we are looking into doing this fall.
  • Awesome trails within a reasonable drive from Charlotte. All trails are maintained well and marked for easy following. I camped in the high falls backcountry sites too. Peaceful, equipped with fire ring and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The hikes are mostly moderate to strenuous- especially if you're backpacking. The info center has little convenience items for camping and they are helpful staff wise. Dog friendly area as well.
  • Beautiful campground. Brand new bathrooms, lovely Creek running behind the campsites. 1.5 mi hike to the falls from the campground. We came late in the evening, unsure if we would be able to camp since the office had closed via phone. The gates were open and we were able to find a ranger to check us in. (The gate times are on their website)
  • Lots of trails and fresh air! Get out of Charlotte--less than a 90min drive. Then again, I love that there are so few people--so maybe I should tell you it is not worth going. I would like to keep this treasure a secret. Haha!
  • Plenty of hiking trails for those that enjoy hiking. You can fish, camp, bike and ride your horse. If you have bad knees I would take precaution hiking to the waterfall. There are stairs and rock you have to climb over. The restrooms are very clean.