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Charlotte: Upper Falls Loop

Hike a 6.9-mile loop past raging waterfalls to the lonely ridges of North Carolina’s Upper Piedmont for sky-high views in South Mountains State Park.

Trip Tools

Mapped by Tim Johnson

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.

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