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 Posted on: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:23pm
Trails

Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are accommodated on a trail system that also gives access to backcountry campsites. Rugged terrain offers trail segments that are moderate to strenuous, but there’s an accessible, educational along the Jacob Fork River.

 

Lower CCC Trail
Location: Connects Benn Knob Trail to Horseridge Trail. Closest access is 4.3 miles from the Jacob Fork parking area.
Description: The Lower CCC Trail was named for the Camp Dyer Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The trail follows a ridgeline that separates the Henry Fork Watershed and the Jacob Fork Watershed. Murray Branch Backcountry Campsite can be reached from this trail. Horses, hikers and bicycle riders share the Lower CCC Trail.
Point of Interest: Access to Fox Trail and Murray Branch backcountry camping areas.
Length:
2.50 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
blue square
Surface: Natural surface
Possum Trail
Location: Can be reached via Shinny Trail. Closest access is 1.6 mi from the Jacob Fork parking area.
Description: The trail can be combined with Chestnut Knob Trail to make a 7.7 mile loop that is one of the most popular extended hikes in the park.
Point of Interest: Leaves the Shinny Creek riparian area and ascends sharply to the the higher areas of the park.
Length:
1.40 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Blaze:
red square
Surface: Natural surface
Raven Rock Trail
Location: Closest access is 0.2 miles from the Cicero parking area.
Description: Raven Rock Trail crosses the park road and Jacob Fork River then ascends steeply to a paved road shared by the park and Pine Mountain Golf Resort. There is a winter view of High Shoals Falls. This trail is open to horses and hikers and the upper section is part of the bicycle loop trail.
Point of Interest: Beautiful winter view of High Shoals Falls and Hugo Rock.
Length:
5.20 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Blaze:
white circle
Surface: Natural surface, Gravel, Paved
River Trail
Location: Starts at the Jacob Fork parking area and ends at the Cicero Branch parking area near the Family Campground.
Description: River Trail is an easy foot trail along Jacob Fork River. The Kid's Track Trail kiosk is located at the east end of River Trail with self-guided brochures. River Trail is 0.5mile and connects Cicero Branch parking area and Jacob Fork parking area. Bikes are not permitted on River Trail.
Point of Interest: Kid's Track Trail, Jacob Fork River, Family Campground
Length:
0.50 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
red triangle
Surface: Natural surface, Gravel
Saddleback Trail
Location: Connects Turkey Ridge Trail to Raven Rock Trail. Closest access is .3 mi from the equestrian day-use parking area.
Description: The trail crosses the Jacob Fork River and ascends to Raven Rock Trail. This narrow trail is single track for horseback riders.
Point of Interest: One of the best built trails in the park, with mostly gentle grades. Best access to the southside trails.
Length:
3.20 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
red circle
Saddleback Trail at South Mountains State Park
Surface: Natural surface, Gravel
Contact:

South Mountains State Park

3001 South Mountain Park Avenue
Connelly SpringsNC 28612
Phone828-433-4772
south.mountains@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.596300
Longitude: -81.600000

Park Hours:

Open Daily (except Christmas Day) 7am
Closing Hours
December, January and February 7pm
November 8pm
March, April and October 9pm
May - September 10pm
Closed Christmas Day

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Closed Christmas Day