Special Places

South Mills River

South Mills River features an extensive trail system, including the popular Black Mountain Trail. Turkeypen Gap Trail is considered by many to be one of Pisgah’s toughest trails, and Squirrel Gap Trail is a favorite with mountain bikers. Hikers, campers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and anglers cherish the wild streams and trails. One of the top trout streams in Southern Appalachia, South Mills River is recommended for wild and Scenic River designation and could become the longest wild river in North Carolina.

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Popular activities at South Mills River

hiking

Hiking

backpacking

backpacking

running

Running

swimming

Swimming

rare species

Rare Species

equestrian

Equestrian

old growth

Old-Growth

scenic views

Scenic Views

biking

Biking

fishing

Fishing