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12 mile out and back hike in South Mountains State Park with a couple of camping opportunities. Pass a Civil War cemetary along the way.
TO TRAILHEAD: I-85 S to US 321 N to NC 27 W to NC 18 N. Turn L onto Old NC 18. After 5.1 mi, turn L on Ward's Gap Rd. Follow 1.4 miles and turn R onto S. Mtns. Park Ave. Follow until Jacob Fork Parking Area @ end of road.
Register with the Ranger. At the time of this writing, the nightly fee is $12/person.