South Mountains State Park Horseback Riding

The 17th most popular equestrian trail in North Carolina.

West of Greensboro near Connelly Springs, the 13,000 acre South Mountains State Park is located in the heart of the rugged South Mountains. The park includes elevations up to 3,000 feet, a waterfall dropping 80 feet and more than 29 miles of horseback riding trails.

South Mountains State Park is located in Burke County, 20.5 miles south of Morganton. From I-40, turn south on NC 18, travel 11.1 miles and make a right turn onto SR 1913 (Sugarloaf Road). Take SR 1913 to Old NC 18 4.3 miles and turn left. Travel 2.7 miles and make a right turn onto SR 1901 (Ward's Gap Road). The park is 1.4 miles off SR 1901 on SR 1904 (South Mountains Park Avenue). Travel one mile from the beginning of South Mountain Park Avenue to the South Mountains State Park gate.

Overall, South Mountains State Park is the 17th most popular horse trail of all 18 horseback rides in North Carolina.

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Local Contact(s):  South Mountains State Park (828) 433-4772; NC Tourism (800) VISIT-NC.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Onsite Equestrian Campground

Reference Source:  click here http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo/main.php

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Date Updated:  8/10/2016

ID:  21434

South Mountains State Park Horseback Riding Map

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