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H.Q. Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.2 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
85% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 784' 239 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 2,127' 648 m
Low: 1,349' 411 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

A main access trail into the backcountry of the South Mountains.

Brandon Thrower

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail starts at the Jacob Fork Parking Area, the main access point to the trails of South Mountains State Park. The trail then follows Shinny Creek to the campsites before starting to climb more steeply up to the ridge and intersecting the Upper Falls Trail. There is a good view near the top of the trail. The trail is shared with hikers, runners, mountain bikers, and horses, so use caution and yield the right of way appropriately.

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Panoramic View on the Upper Falls Trail.
Apr 30, 2019 near Salem, NC
Overlook!!l
Oct 29, 2019 near Salem, NC
Some mountains over there
Aug 7, 2018 near Salem, NC
Sun Rays Jacob Fork South Mountains SP
Nov 19, 2019 near Salem, NC
Jacob Fork South Mountains SP
Nov 19, 2019 near Salem, NC
south mountains sp
Nov 19, 2019 near Salem, NC

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