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Headquarters Trail

Waterfall on Jacob Fork River at South Mountains State Park
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Headquarters Trail

The trail provides access to Shinny Creek Trail, the Shinny Creek Backcountry Campsite and the Upper Falls Trail.

Trail Location: 
Starts at the Shinny Creek picnic area, 0.5 mi from the Jacob Fork parking area.
Trail Point of Interest: 
One of the main artery trails which provides access to many other trails and backcountry camping areas.
Trail Length: 
1.90 miles
Trail Type: 
one way
Trail Difficulty: 
strenuous hike
Trail Use: 
Hiking
Biking
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
orange hexagon
Bridle trails:

OPEN TODAY

Bike trails:

OPEN TODAY


3001 South Mountain Park Ave.
Connelly Springs, NC 28612

828-433-4772
south.mountains@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.5963, -81.600

 

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