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High Shoals Falls

South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, Connellys Springs, NC
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Beautiful

Well maintained with multiple picnic spots. Quite strenuous for a short duration but worth the... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
shugerbearsmommy
via mobile
Loved it and didn't even go to the top!

My husband and I went on a whim and it was worth it! It definitely helps to be sure footed and to... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Melanie K
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“the loop” (5 reviews)
“nature trail” (2 reviews)
“nice hike” (2 reviews)
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South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, Connellys Springs, NC
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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
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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
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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
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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 Jim C
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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
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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
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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

Thank adventix
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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The first half of this trail is deceiving. It's moderate as the trail has rocks and roots. The second half is a steep incline up rocks, roots, and wooden steps and appropriately labeled as strenuous. Overall it's a beautiful hike with many photo opportunities and...More

Thank Kimberly G
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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Very nice falls but plan on climbing a lot of stairs. Didn't complete the loop as time and energy were waning quickly. I will be back to conquer the falls.

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

Short but steep hike to an amazing waterfall. The hike is strenuous but the falls are worth it. Self guided with many stairs to climb.

Thank wcudwight
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