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Bill Faver Lakeshore Loop

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2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 131' 40 m
Descent: -131' -40 m
High: 838' 255 m
Low: 758' 231 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Carrie Council

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This trail features ups and downs by the lake, through mixed hardwood and pine forest.

Carrie Council

Features Birding · Lake · Wildlife

No bikes are allowed on the trails, dogs must be leashed and waste picked up, open during daylight hours only. Restrooms and nature center are open M-F 9am-5pm.

Overview

There are two trailheads to access the PEC trails. One is close to the driveway of the parking lot and the other is to the far right of the building (hike along front deck, down steps, and straight towards a field—Lakeshore trailhead to the left and Chickadee trailhead to the right).

Description

This 2.0-mile loop follows along the shoreline of High Point City Lake. There are many climbs and descents to keep your heart rate up. Beginning from the parking lot trailhead, head down into the cove, once you are close to the water the trail turns left to go along the shoreline.

The Chickadee Trail (green blaze) meets up at the edge of the cove. When coming to a stream crossing, three trails intersect (Lakeshore, Fiddlehead and Pine Thicket) stay to the right, curving along the shoreline. The trail gradually ascends along the lake and you'll start to bare left (look and listen for woodpeckers here) and descend before heading up again.

At the top of the hill, you'll see the intersection of the Raccoon Run trail (blue blaze). "Kudzo field" is another intersection of trails. To the left is the Dogwood Trail (orange blaze) and to the right is the Lakeshore Trail. Deer, groundhogs, box turtles, and many birds can be seen in the field. There are two benches for resting.

Ascend back to the water's edge where there is another bench. The trail takes a left and stays relatively flat and close to the water. The trail continues going up and down and when you notice the water no longer in sight you are headed towards the greenway and can wave to the pavement people through the trees. You'll pass the orange trail on the left and then shortly you'll see the yellow trail on the left. A steep staircase leads you to "campfire field" and the building will be to your right.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, turtles, birds, beaver, large tulip poplars and white oaks, ferns, fungi.

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Dec 27, 2018
Billy Hagee
1.5mi
Nov 28, 2017
Shane Somers
First time on this trail. Went with my 2 year old son so we were slow walking. Quiet trail 2mi
Jul 2, 2017
Alex Santillana
2mi
Jul 1, 2017
Alex Santillana

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A cardinal flower grows near a cove off the Bill Favor Lakeshore Trail.
Jan 27, 2017 near Jamestown, NC
A light blanket of snow covers the Chickadee Trail in January.
Jan 27, 2017 near Jamestown, NC

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