South Mountains State Park — High Shoals Waterfall/H.Q.Trail Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"When I asked the park ranger to recommend a loop hike encompassing the popular High Shoals Waterfall, the park’s signature attraction, she took the trail map and outlined two options.
There was the High Shoals Falls Loop of about 2.5 miles or the Upper Falls Trail combined with the H.Q. Trail for a total of 5 miles. “Of course,” she added, “the gate closes at 8:00.” It was just 5:30. What, I wondered, was she trying to say? Turns out she was simply trying to say this is one challenging 5-mile trail."