The Gorgeous 4.7-Mile Hike In North Carolina’s South Mountains That Will Lead You Past A Waterfall And Boulder-Strewn Creek
Hiking to waterfalls is fun in any season, especially when the trail is as beautiful and versatile as the High Shoals Waterfall and H.Q. Loop Trail at South Mountains State Park near Connelly Springs, North Carolina. If you’re hiking this trail in the winter, you may want to put some spikes on the bottom of your boots to help navigate the many stairs. On this scenic hike, you’ll wind past a mountain creek strewn with moss-covered boulders and to a gigantic waterfall.
Have you hiked the High Shoals Waterfall and H.Q. Loop Trail at South Mountain State Park yet? The state park is open every day of the year, except Christmas. Hours vary by season. You can see the hours on the official website for South Mountains State Park. Admission is free. Learn more about the trail from our friends at AllTrails.com.
Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: firstname.lastname@example.org.