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My puppy learned to swim and play fetch in the water.

This is a beautiful place with lots of places to fish or play in the river. Its very kid and animal... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Matthews, North Carolina
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Really neat hike

We did the High Shoals Falls Loop Trail. It was classified as a strenuous 2.7 mile hike. The trail... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
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South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, Connellys Springs, NC
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place with lots of places to fish or play in the river. Its very kid and animal friendly. I would recommend taking the whole family here for a wonderful day outside surrounded by some of the most fabulous nature. Great place...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2018

My wife and I went to High Shoals Falls last weekend. The park itself is beautiful. However, the trail going up to the falls is poorly maintained and one can seriously hurt themselves. At one point, you need to climb up rocks that are very...More

Thank Wil S
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

We did the High Shoals Falls Loop Trail. It was classified as a strenuous 2.7 mile hike. The trail begins at the Jacob Fork parking lot which is a mile or so beyond the South Mountain State Park office. It’s a really nice office by...More

Thank Amlyma
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Well maintained with multiple picnic spots. Quite strenuous for a short duration but worth the effort. The falls was the crown but the entire trail was beautiful.

Thank shugerbearsmommy
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went on a whim and it was worth it! It definitely helps to be sure footed and to plan to get in the water! Because we got in the water, we didn't continue up the falls - didn't know how long...More

Thank Melanie K
Reviewed June 3, 2017

We hike most weekends and were delighted with this trail. The heavy tree canopy kept us cool even as temperatures rose to the high 80s toward the end of our hike. The backside of the loop adds about half a mile to the hike but...More

Thank Tina R
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to take a spur of the moment ride up to South Mountain State Park to enjoy the nice afternoon. It was about a 2 hour ride from Concord, NC so off we went. Upon arrival in the lot we took...More

Thank jimcooch1959
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

I took my young son who really enjoyed the nature trail. I did get a bit nervous about the Climb to the upper part of the falls but the scene and views where worth it. Just hold on to the railing and their hands.!

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Nice hike rough stairs. Lots of roots. Lots of stairs. But a really pretty hike by the river. Beautiful falls. Though ive heard its no longer there.

Thank dolphin_watcher19
Reviewed August 28, 2016

The trail is described as difficult and I guess it was decided so because of the many stairs but it is really not so bad. We did it with two toddlers (the younger a bit more than 2y old) and it was totally manageable (yet...More

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