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Eagle Spur Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (8)

An old rail line that runs through wetlands.


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Map Key

2.6

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

234' 71 m

High

215' 65 m

Low

21' 7 m

Up

41' 12 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildlife

Description

There is a trailhead for this route on Stagecoach Blvd. Be careful crossing the street from the parking lot, people fly by in their cars.

Once you are on the trail, it is very straightforward. Being an old rail line, there are no hills or undulations. Slight rises are cut through and slight drops are filled in to make a very comfortable trail.

Unusual in the area, the trail runs through wetlands which allows visitors to see birds and animals and hear sounds not typical to most trails in the area. The drawback to being in a wetland is that it can be underwater after big rains and buggy in hot weather. Make sure you make it all the way to the end as the trail juts out on a peninsula into Jordan Lake and offers lovely views.

Flora & Fauna

Location of the largest summertime roost for Bald Eagles in the Eastern United States!

Contacts

Shared By:

Russell Hobart

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 8 votes

#10030

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  3.8 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#377

in North Carolina

#10,030

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Photos

Fallen leaves crinkle underfoot on a winter day along the Eagle Spur Trail.
Feb 13, 2017 near Chapel…, NC
The sun sets over Jordan Lake and the Eagle Spur Trail.
Feb 12, 2017 near Chapel…, NC
Black swamp waters are your trailside companion along this part of the Eagle Spur Trail.
Feb 12, 2017 near Chapel…, NC
Looking down the trail.
Oct 23, 2017 near Chapel…, NC
Trail Stone marker.
Oct 23, 2017 near Chapel…, NC

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Jun 28, 2020
Patrick Heaney
Trail is flooded over today and is not accessible behind 200 yards. 0.2mi — 0h 05m
Apr 30, 2019
'Ko Vuhrt
Lake levels are high, so trail goes underwater before you get to open water / peninsula. — 1h 20m
Jan 20, 2018
Ali Williams
There are three spots where culverts are missing, two of which have narrow, single board ‘bridges’ over a deep ditch filled with water. 2.6mi
Aug 14, 2017
Rebecca C
Buggy. lots of standing water. It's nice and flat, would be a great running trail.
Apr 22, 2017
Kristopher Koeller
Great and easy trail. Pretty straight forward.
Apr 16, 2017
Michael Travers
5.2mi