High Shoals Falls Loop Trail

Morganton, North Carolina

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
Comprised of more than 18,000 acres you could spend weeks exploring the vast terrain of this state park. There’s a campground, equestrian camping, and an astonishing 47.0 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The South Mountain Range is equally as expansive. It encompasses three counties and once served as a buffer between the Cherokee and Catawba Tribes and early white settlers. The hike begins as a leisurely stroll along the Hemlock Nature Trail. You pass interpretive signs about streamside birds, minnows, and animal tracks. You may learn a thing or two while following the shallow rocky river. You’ll see families wading in the water, and the dogs can too.
Best Dog Hikes North Carolina

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Best Dog Hikes North Carolina

by Melissa Watson (Falcon Guides)

Comprised of more than 18,000 acres you could spend weeks exploring the vast terrain of this state park. There’s a campground, equestrian camping, and an astonishing 47.0 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The South Mountain Range is equally as expansive. It encompasses three counties and once served as a buffer between the Cherokee and Catawba Tribes and early white settlers.

The hike begins as a leisurely stroll along the Hemlock Nature Trail. You pass interpretive signs about streamside birds, minnows, and animal tracks. You may learn a thing or two while following the shallow rocky river. You’ll see families wading in the water, and the dogs can too.

© 2016 Melissa Watson/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Morganton
Distance: 2.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round. Hours differ.
Trailhead Elevation: 1,361 feet
Top Elevation: 1,885 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountain Park Ave., Connelly Springs; (828) 433-4772; www.ncparks.gov
Local Maps: DeLorme: North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer, page 33, F7
Driving Directions: Directions to High Shoals Falls Loop Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018