Sports & Recreation
Reaching altitudes of 3000 feet, South Mountains State Park has over 100,000 acres of densely wooded land crisscrossed with more than 40 miles of hiking and riding trails. South Mountains is perfect for equestrian camping, trout fishing, mountain biking and picnicking.
The Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, split by the Linville River, is rugged terrain sure to challenge the skilled adventurer. For those not so adventurous, there are walking trails to the Upper and Lower Falls from the ranger station just off NC Hwy 105.
Hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, riding, swimming and fishing are just the beginning of the outdoor adventures waiting for you in bountiful Burke County NC.