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South Mountain State Park

Near: MorgantonNC (Weather)
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9 Total
Mileage
32 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
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Trail Description Well maintained single and double track trails taking you from the base camp across water and up along ridge lines, offering scenic views for you and great exercise for your horses.
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Campground Primitive campsites, 33 stall barn and bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Day, Primitive, Shower, Toilet Stall, Stream NC Div of Parks and Recreation
828-433-4772
south.mountains@ncdenr.gov
South Mountain State Park
3001 South Mountain State Park Ave.
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
Directions From Park brochure: "...18 miles south of Morganton. From I-40 turn south on N.C. 18, travel nine miles and make a right turn onto SR 1913 (Sugarloaf Road). Turn left on Old N.C. 18. Travel four miles and turn right onto SR 1901 (Ward's Gap Road). The park is on SR 1904 (South Mountains State Park Ave.)." Also a warning from the brochure: "Beware of incorrect driving directions from GPS units and internet searches" The park website has more information.
This information was provided by jtrider on 12/11/2011 8:34:59 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

   

   

   

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