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South Mountains State Park


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10 months ago

Absolutely beautiful place! Trails are very well maintained! Tons of trails to explore! Lots of waterfalls which were breathtaking! Bathrooms on site are well maintained. Plenty of parking but can fill up on the weekend! Must go to if your in the area!


Todd Lawson

5 months ago

Great place for hiking to see some waterfalls. High Shoals is 1 mile in. The first 1/2 mile is flat. The second 4/10 mile is not too bad, the last 100 yards is tough. Well worth the effort though. The other falls is easily done. At the .5 mile mark to High Shoals the trail splits, and it's only 1/4 mile in.


Kelly Morris

9 months ago

Beautiful park with so much to explore. The waterfall trail is definitely strenuous (and gets more so the higher you go), but absolutely gorgeous. Bring your water shoes! But beware- some ppl are just nasty and have urinated along that trail, so unfortunately you will smell it periodically. Theres a nice area with numerous picnic tables and grills plus a beautiful, large pavilion at the beginning of the trails. Looking forward to going back.


Amanda Rinck

9 months ago

I absolutely love hiking! I'm becoming more comfortable doing it by myself. This is one place that offers trails for all levels of difficulty. Note...the strenuous trails are labeled that for a reason. The views are breathtaking especially on a clear day.



a year ago

The Chestnut Knob Overlook is a fairly rough hike of five miles, round trip. But the view is awesome, especially on a cold winter day. If you zoom in and look closely in one of the pictures I added, you can see the city skyline of Charlotte, even though it's a good 50 miles away. I avoid Chestnut Knob in the summer because I have seen several copperheads and rattlers hanging out on the rocks. The waterfall hike is via a different trail, and is also nice. (The pictures showing snow and ice were taken on a much colder day while hiking to the waterfall.)

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