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South Mountains State Park

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Address: 3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, NC 28612
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I've been to South Mountains State park twice and this park is just amazing! I love waterfalls so coming to this place was just perfect. There are different hiking trails you can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to South Mountains State park twice and this park is just amazing! I love waterfalls so coming to this place was just perfect. There are different hiking trails you can hike but I think there's only one specific one that leads up to the big waterfall that you see in the picture. There are mini waterfalls along this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

It was a rainy, dreary day when we visited. We took a lot of nature photographs. Since it was slippery, we did not walk all the way to the waterfall but it looked nice. Lots of information along the paths. We saw lots of folks with the dogs (on leashes). The lady at the Visitor Center was not friendly to... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I'm amazed that so many folks are unfamiliar with NC's largest state park! South Mountain offers hiking, biking, and horse trails. There are camping sites, picnic sites, and a wonderful education center. There are amazing waterfalls, especially the High Shoals Falls. Trails vary in difficulty from an easy, flat stroll along the river, to quite taxing, steep and rugged climbs... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were definitely glad we got to the park early as it was quite crowded as we finished our hike. We hiked High Shoals Falls Loop and started on the left hand side of the loop, making the beginning of the hike all upstairs to get to the top of the waterfall, but we liked that few people went that... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This place was far better than what I expected. The trails are beautiful and picturesque with a few waterfalls here and there. There is plenty of parking and picnic tables as well as decent bathrooms at the beginning. Keep in mind most phones won't have any reception so having an offline navigation for your way back is a good idea.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We visited South Mountains SP for the first time last week. There is much here to be enjoyed by anyone looking for an experience away from touristy crowds and over-used outdoor enjoyments. But we went for the equestrian camping, and found the accommodations in our campground to be first-rate. Every campsite has electricity, and ours even had a water spigot... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

First make sure you have directions to and from the park. There isn't any cell service for the trip home. Second carry water and drink it while hiking before you get dehydrated. It snuck up on me and I almost passed out. The water fall wasn't that special but the pools and boulders were worth the trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to this place approximately 15 times, and I can say this place is amazing! If you have some kind of stair climbing disability the main trail going up to the waterfall is not for you. Be prepared to tackle multiple fleets of wooden stairs , so keep that in mind when going with small children because you... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This state park is really a gem and you can see many locals visiting here for a picnic or a quick visit to the falls. The high Shoals loop trail is classified as “strenuous” and I believe it is so because of the many steps and incline along the way. But it is actually totally manageable and I saw plenty... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This place is gorgeous. Very nice bathrooms too. We only stayed the night but I'd definitely go back here. It was further off the interstate than my phone map led me to believe but it was worth it. Park Ranger was so sweet and helpful!

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