South Mountains State Park

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51 mi 82 km

Runs

55 mi 89 km

Trails

15

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Easy Trails
6 Trails
Intermediate Trails
14 Trails
Hard Trails
2 Trails

Food & Drink

After the Run: Local Favorites

Tokyo Diner Great food, great prices!
Jersey Mike's Subs
Chick-fil-A Chicken! Seriously, I adore the chickfila sand which. Best bang for your buck.
Silver Creek Restaurant Best fast food in Morganton for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
908 W Union St, Morganton NC — (828) 438-1772
Cook Out Cherry cheesecake shake is really good! :-)
Applebee's Morganton Wonton tacos brah
Judge's Riverside BBQ The buffet is great and sitting riverfront doesn't hurt either.
Chen's Garden Try the sesame chicken!
319 Enola Rd, Morganton NC — (828) 438-1833
Firehouse Subs Morganton Don't be scared of the house Datil Pepper sauce. It's sweet, just a little zip, and adds a great flavor to any sub.
905 N Green St, Morganton NC — (828) 438-1188
Friday Friends french onion soup is great here, love all their salads, and haven't had anything here that I haven't liked but they have so many choices I haven't tried them all. make sure you have lots of time here
315 Sanford Dr, Morganton NC — (828) 430-3024
Mountain Burrito Best restaurant in Morganton
Asian Fusion Kitchen The phở bò is awesome -- and surprisingly popular with kids!
Root And Vine Resturant Great Chef made food and designed menu, the staff is superb! The only gourmet restaurant in Town
Yianni's Family Restaurant Everything is tasty.
112 W Union St, Morganton NC — (828) 430-8700
Jake's Wayback Burgers All great food! and MILKSHAKES!!!!!
Wisteria Southern Gastropub The food, amazing. The beer, the choices. The staff, on top of it.
Las Salsas The tableside guacamole preparation is really cool and good.
Jimmy John's Number 9 is best
El Sarape Mexican Restaurant Good food and really clean. Wish they were open for breakfast!
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Offered by REI's Raleigh-based Outdoor School, this course is designed for new climbers or gym trained climbers looking to transition to the outdoor experience. Details
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Offered by REI's Raleigh-based Outdoor School, this course is designed for new climbers or gym trained climbers looking to transition to the outdoor experience. Details
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Trails in South Mountains State Park - 19

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3.1 mi 5.0 km
#1 Saddleback Trail
Salem, NC
3.1 mi 5.0 km Salem, NC
Unknown
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2.1 mi 3.4 km
#2 Shinny Trail
Salem, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km Salem, NC
Unknown
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1.4 mi 2.3 km
#3 Hidden Cove Trail
Drexel, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km Drexel, NC
Unknown
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Salem, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km Salem, NC
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
11 hours ago
10.9 mi 17.5 km
#5 Roper Hollow Road
Glen Alpine, NC
10.9 mi 17.5 km Glen Alpine, NC
Unknown
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Salem, NC
1.8 mi 2.9 km Salem, NC
Minor Issues
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No longer closed, but the park service and volunteers are working the areas damaged by fire. Trail is clear of obstacles.
54 days ago
1.5 mi 2.3 km
#7 Possum Trail
Connelly Springs, NC
1.5 mi 2.3 km Connelly Springs, NC
Unknown
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3.7 mi 5.9 km
#8 Fox Trail
Salem, NC
3.7 mi 5.9 km Salem, NC
Unknown
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2.1 mi 3.4 km
#9 Sawtooth Trail
Salem, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km Salem, NC
All Clear
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Other than the smell of burnt ash ,this trail is good to go
88 days ago
3.2 mi 5.2 km
#10 Horseridge Trail
Salem, NC
3.2 mi 5.2 km Salem, NC
Unknown
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3.8 mi 6.2 km
#11 Upper Falls Trail
Salem, NC
3.8 mi 6.2 km Salem, NC
Unknown
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4.9 mi 7.8 km
#12 Raven Rock Trail
Salem, NC
4.9 mi 7.8 km Salem, NC
Unknown
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2.7 mi 4.3 km
#13 Lower CCC Trail
Salem, NC
2.7 mi 4.3 km Salem, NC
Unknown
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2.2 mi 3.6 km
#14 H.Q. Trail
Salem, NC
2.2 mi 3.6 km Salem, NC
All Clear
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Dry
14 hours ago
Salem, NC
1.0 mi 1.7 km Salem, NC
Unknown
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2.9 mi 4.7 km
#16 Benn Knob Trail
Salem, NC
2.9 mi 4.7 km Salem, NC
Unknown
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Salem, NC
2.1 mi 3.3 km Salem, NC
Unknown
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Drexel, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km Drexel, NC
Unknown
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2.6 mi 4.2 km
#19 Upper CCC Trail
Drexel, NC
2.6 mi 4.2 km Drexel, NC
Unknown
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