Just south of Morganton and Valdese is the largest state park in North Carolina. More than 40 miles of trails and an 18-mile mountain bike loop. Elevations up to 3,000 feet and an 80-foot waterfall provide excellent views. Activities include equestrian camping, primitive camping, trout fishing, mountain biking, picnicking and hiking.
South Mountains State Park
[caption id="attachment_1778" align="alignnone" width="149"] High Shoals Water fall is a 1-mile hike along a well-maintained gravel trail.[/caption] [gallery columns="4" link="file" ids="1147,1150,1152,1151"]