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Recommended Routes in South Mountains State Park - 3

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Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Difficult

High Shoals Falls Loop Trail

2.3 mi 3.7 km 524' Up 159.67 m Up 516' Down 157.42 m Down

Salem, NC
Favorite Well maintained trails with beautiful fall colors.
Intermediate/Difficult

South Mountains Eastern Loop

7.2 mi 11.6 km 1,445' Up 440.58 m Up 1,483' Down 451.92 m Down

Drexel, NC
Favorite Sun Rays Jacob Fork South Mountains SP
Intermediate/Difficult

Chestnut Knob

4.7 mi 7.6 km 866' Up 264.09 m Up 866' Down 264.06 m Down

Salem, NC

South Mountains State Park Hiking

  • 166 Miles 267 Kilometers of Trail
  • 8 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 23 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in South Mountains State Park - 21

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2.1 mi 3.4 km #1Shinny Trail
Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult
Salem, NC
3.1 mi 5.0 km #2Saddleback Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
3.8 mi 6.2 km #3Upper Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km #4Hidden Cove Trail
Intermediate
Drexel, NC
Intermediate
Drexel, NC
3.7 mi 5.9 km #5Fox Trail
Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult
Salem, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km #6High Shoals Falls Loop
Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult
Salem, NC
10.9 mi 17.5 km #7Roper Hollow Road
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
2.1 mi 3.3 km #8Little River Trail
Intermediate
Salem, NC
Intermediate
Salem, NC
1.5 mi 2.3 km #9Possum Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Connelly Springs, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Connelly Springs, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km #10Chestnut Knob Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC

Photos of South Mountains State Park - 51

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Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Jul 30, 2018 near Salem, NC
Well maintained trails with beautiful fall colors.
Nov 22, 2020 near Drexel, NC
Huge tree
Mar 12, 2020 near Salem, NC
Overlook!!l
Oct 29, 2019 near Salem, NC
Bridge Jacob branch trail
Oct 29, 2019 near Salem, NC
Fox trail south mountains state park.
Oct 29, 2019 near Salem, NC
Panoramic View on the Upper Falls Trail.
Apr 30, 2019 near Salem, NC
When the trail goes through the water... so do you! This was a gorgeous cut through a shallow creek.
Apr 30, 2019 near Salem, NC