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Lake Shore Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

4.8 mile 7.6 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 515' 157 m
Descent: -514' -157 m
High: 864' 263 m
Low: 762' 232 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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An easy hike with a few steep hills mixed in. Nice views of Lake Norman throughout.

Zane Ray

Features Lake · Swimming

Open year-round.

Description

This is a fairly easy trail that is 5 miles in length (my Garmin was a little less). There are a few hills greater than 15% grade, but they are short. A great trail to hike on when the MTB trails are shut down due to rain. Just watch all of the roots.

There are many spots to take a dip or let your dog swim. It's a great local trail to get away from it all without having to drive far. There should be plenty of parking, except on the weekends. You may have to park up the road a bit or park in the swimming area parking where there are more than enough parking spaces.

Flora & Fauna

Mostly hardwood trees, with some pines in areas. Lots of deer.

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Sep 11, 2019
Erin Fleming
Jul 25, 2019
Keary Nowack
Jun 1, 2019
Walter Vaughn
Just be mindful of roots, great hike overall. I even ran here and there for endurance. 4.8mi
May 6, 2019
Maggie Lowe
3mi — 2h 01m
Dec 23, 2018
Lee S
Nov 11, 2018
D R
Oct 14, 2018
Ethan Walter

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in North Carolina

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Lake Norman State Park
Sep 23, 2015 near Sherril…, NC

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