Located entirely on the property of South Mountain Christian Camp, these trails are open to the public year-round during daylight hours. A small trail fee helps with trail maintenance, but there is no charge for ROC members. The three-mile loop trail can be accessed from multiple locations and is mostly wooded with rolling hills and a brief stretch along the camp lake. It is the same course used for the annual South of the Mountains 5K Trail Run. The mountain trail is just 3/10 of a mile but is strenuous. It includes an observation deck with a panoramic view of Rutherford County and the Blue Ridge Mountains. All camp guests are required to sign in upon arrival.
WHERE: South Mountain Road, Bostic, NC
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