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
South Mountains Half Marathon
The Carolinas Toughest Half Marathon
South Mountains State Park
Saturday, 8 AM
February 22, 2014
Make plans to attend South Mountains Half marathon.
Nestled deep in the woods, South Mountains
State Park is the perfect place to enjoy nature. Here you
can see a majestic mountain range peeking out from the
gently rolling landscape of the piedmont.This course will
challenge you from the start as you make your way up the mountain.
You will rise up and up and up until you will think you will penetrate the earths atmosphere. When you reach the top then its down down down with
a thrilling insane downhill race to the finish.
Fun for all on this extra wide double track course.
The parks other areas include elevations up to 3,000 feet, a waterfall dropping 80 feet and more than 40 miles of trails. From equestrian camping to trout fishing, mountain biking to picnicking, a number of activities are available at South Mountains State Park. Visit one of the state's
most rugged parks. Hike the trail to High Shoals Falls to witness the roar of the waterfall as it pours into a large pool. Backpack through the woodlands for primitive camping. Fish for trout in miles of mountain streams, or bicycle along the 17-mile mountain-bike loop.
Don't forget fo Register early. The race is limited to the first 100 entrants.