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Lake Shore Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (14)

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


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5.3

Miles

8.5

KM

Loop

862' 263 m

High

763' 233 m

Low

345' 105 m

Up

348' 106 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

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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Zane Ray

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  4.1 from 14 votes

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

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May 22, 2021
Brandon Parker
3.2mi
Mar 7, 2021
Ninad Kandekar
5.3mi
Jul 12, 2020
Brandon Ewan
Really great views of Lake Norman at regular intervals along the trail, but beware of the tree roots which will keep you on your toes or you'll trip 5mi
Dec 27, 2019
Debie Talbot
9h 56m
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