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Recommended Routes in South Mountains State Park - 8

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Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Difficult

High Shoals Falls Loop Trail

2.3 mi 3.7 km 524' Up 159.67 m Up 516' Down 157.42 m Down

Salem, NC
Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Intermediate/Difficult

South Mountains Half Marathon

12.4 mi 20.0 km 2,269' Up 691.74 m Up 2,254' Down 687.11 m Down

Salem, NC
Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Difficult

South Mountains 50k

31.3 mi 50.4 km 5,978' Up 1822.22 m Up 5,958' Down 1816.01 m Down

Salem, NC
Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Difficult

South Mountains Marathon (aka Shinny Shiver Marathon)

25.8 mi 41.6 km 5,100' Up 1554.53 m Up 5,097' Down 1553.63 m Down

Salem, NC
Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Difficult

High Shoals Half Marathon

12.6 mi 20.3 km 2,149' Up 655 m Up 2,158' Down 657.67 m Down

Salem, NC
Favorite Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Difficult

South Mountain State Park Half Marathon

12.7 mi 20.4 km 2,206' Up 672.43 m Up 2,209' Down 673.45 m Down

Salem, NC
Favorite Well maintained trails with beautiful fall colors.
Intermediate/Difficult

South Mountains Eastern Loop

7.2 mi 11.6 km 1,445' Up 440.58 m Up 1,483' Down 451.92 m Down

Drexel, NC
Favorite Chestnut Knob Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Chestnut Knob

4.7 mi 7.6 km 866' Up 264.09 m Up 866' Down 264.06 m Down

Salem, NC

South Mountains State Park Running

  • 166 Miles 267 Kilometers of Trail
  • 8 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 23 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in South Mountains State Park - 21

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2.1 mi 3.4 km #1Shinny Trail
Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult
Salem, NC
3.1 mi 5.0 km #2Saddleback Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
3.8 mi 6.2 km #3Upper Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km #4Hidden Cove Trail
Intermediate
Drexel, NC
Intermediate
Drexel, NC
3.7 mi 5.9 km #5Fox Trail
Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult
Salem, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km #6High Shoals Falls Loop
Difficult
Salem, NC
Difficult
Salem, NC
10.9 mi 17.5 km #7Roper Hollow Road
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate
Glen Alpine, NC
2.1 mi 3.3 km #8Little River Trail
Intermediate
Salem, NC
Intermediate
Salem, NC
1.5 mi 2.3 km #9Possum Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Connelly Springs, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Connelly Springs, NC
2.2 mi 3.6 km #10H.Q. Trail
Intermediate
Salem, NC
Intermediate
Salem, NC

Photos of South Mountains State Park - 56

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Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Jul 30, 2018 near Salem, NC
Upper Falls
Jun 25, 2021 near Salem, NC
Chestnut Knob Overlook
Jun 25, 2021 near Salem, NC
Chestnut Knob Trail
Jun 25, 2021 near Salem, NC
Tree fall
Mar 14, 2021 near Salem, NC
View
Mar 14, 2021 near Salem, NC
Well maintained trails with beautiful fall colors.
Nov 22, 2020 near Drexel, NC
Huge tree
Mar 12, 2020 near Salem, NC