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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.!
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