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Chestnut Knob Trail

Waterfall on Jacob Fork River at South Mountains State Park
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Chestnut Knob Trail

The trail ascends 1.2 miles to a scenic view of High Shoals Falls and Hugo Rock. It continues another 1.4 miles up to Chestnut Knob Overlook. This rock outcropping offers a beautiful view of the Jacob Fork Gorge.

Trail Location: 
Starts off of High Shoals Falls Loop Trail, 0.2 mi from the Jacob Fork parking area.
Trail Point of Interest: 
View of High Shoals Falls, Raven Rock and Hugo Rock. Beautiful view of the South Mountains range from the top.
Trail Length: 
2.10 miles
Trail Type: 
one way
Trail Difficulty: 
strenuous hike
Trail Use: 
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
white diamond
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3001 South Mountain Park Ave.
Connelly Springs, NC 28612



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GPS: 35.5963, -81.600


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