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2 out of 5 based on 3 ratings
General Description Shinny Trail is a beautiful remote trail that follows the path of Shinny Creek. The hike is hilly at times and rather strenuous but for the most part is shade covered with wonderful views of flora and fauna. Directions from Morganton, NC: South Mountains State Park is located in from wildernet.com
Reviewer's Rating = 2 Date of Trip: 12/28/2008 Even on a rainy and foggy day, a hike in the mountains beats the average day. Took a counter clockwise loop starting with t... from trails.com
A good way to see a large portion of the sprawling 18,000 acres of South Mountains State Park in Burke County is to combine several trails to form a 7.4-mile loop. You and the dogs will get to climb rugged mountain terrain, cool your paws by fording streams, enjoy the diversity of flowers, trees, a from trails.com
This is a great hike to experience the diversity found in the park! You'll start down low on old logging roads, then explore a dry mountain ridge, and eventually return to a riparian area next to Shinny Creek. (It's pronounced Shiny.) from localhikes.com