South Mountains State Park
Been going to south mountains for 35 years. Love this place. Great park. So nice with a "deep into the mountains" feel but close to the Charlotte area. Only drawback is that it's crowded but that's because it's so nice. Great place for picnicking and hiking. Also have equestrian trails and a camp ground as well as pack in sites. The waterfalls are beautiful but wear some good hiking shoes because it's a moderate to difficult climb depending on ones fitness level. A huge thanks to the rangers and all park staff for maintaining such an awesome park! They are constantly making improvements and don't get enough credit for all their hard work. Thanks to all responsible for such an awesome state park!
This is far and above the best state park in proximity to Charlotte. As a consequence, it does get a bit crowded at times, and it deserves the attention it gets. The cascades and waterfalls are lined with rhododendron and mountain laurels, making a trip in June a must to be there as they bloom. The trails and campground are exceptionally well-kept. It is obvious that a lot of love and hard work have gone into making this park as great as it is.
Great escape from the city. Beautiful waterfalls and plenty of trails to choose from. Wonderful place to go camping and connect with nature. There are restrooms through the park as well as picnic areas with grills. The park is kept clean and hopefully it stays that way.
Super beautiful with hiking trails that can accommodate any level of ability. Opportunities to be active or relax and enjoy the extraordinary scenery and sounds. I hiked to High Shoals Falls from River Trail in a walking boot. Not super strenuous in terms of hard to do, rather youll exert yourself from climbing up steps made of rock and fairly tradition wooden stairs. The falls were beautiful and worth it! Also, the trails we experienced were well marked.
This state park is so beautiful. So clean. Its a great place to find solace inner and outer peace. The waterfalls are so calming. I love it here.