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First Day Hike

Bridle trails:

OPEN TODAY

Bike trails:

OPEN TODAY


Map of North Carolina – South Mountains State Park


Contact the park
 

828-433-4772

south.mountains@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Jacob Fork access
and visitor center

3001 South Mountain Park Ave.
Connelly Springs, NC 28612

GPS: 35.5963, -81.6000

 

Clear Creek access
(day-use only)

5999 Branstrom Orchard St.
Morganton, NC 28655

GPS: 35.6424, -81.7524
 

Hours
 

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  • December to February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

First Day Hike

Ring in the New Year with a hike to High Shoals Falls with a Park Ranger. Learn about the park's natural and cultural history as you hike up to the 80 feet tall waterfall. Hikers can choose to do the entire 2.7-mile loop, or an out and back to the waterfall that is 2.0 miles roundtrip. Meet in the Jacob Fork Parking Lot at 1:00pm.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 1:00pm

Start Location: 
Jacob Fork Parking Lot