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Badin Lake Trail #94

Intermediate
 3.8 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Take this trail to enjoy a great tour of Badin Lake.


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Map Key

5.4

Miles

8.7

KM

Loop

634' 193 m

High

511' 156 m

Low

226' 69 m

Up

226' 69 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views

Description

From the parking lot, head north along the lakeshore. From here, the trail is pretty straightforward as it travels along the edge of the lake. Along the way, there are multiple spots to slip into the water or stop for a break. For the first few miles, the only time you leave the shore is to avoid the campgrounds that are on the peninsulas.

Eventually, the trail rounds the final peninsula and you begin to head south. Soon, the bay to your left slowly shrinks to the size of a small creek. From here, the trail rises and carves its way through the hills.

As you close in on the end of the trail you'll cross a few horse trails. Things get a bit complicated as you come toward Cove Road and the trail turns west. The Badin Lake Trail splits around the campground. Stay to the left for the most direct line, and soon you'll be back where you started.

Flora & Fauna

Herons, eagles, osprey, woodpecker, and other cool birds can all be found here.

Contacts

Shared By:

Russell Hobart

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 5 votes

#3571

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  3.8 from 5 votes
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Photos

Calm waters at the end of the lake
Jan 28, 2018 near Badin, NC
Lapping waves create "tomato soup" on the shoreline
Jan 28, 2018 near Badin, NC
Rocky shore on the lake
Jan 28, 2018 near Badin, NC
Twisted oak in winter
Jan 28, 2018 near Badin, NC

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Sep 26, 2020
Kara Ivey
teri vanessa kara
Aug 16, 2020
Kevin Robinson
5.3mi — 2h 02m
Jul 21, 2020
Steve Webb
Jul 20, 2020
Steve Webb
done with our 2yr old in hiking pack so time was slow 5.8mi
Jun 20, 2020
Albert Mugisha
Sep 4, 2019
Erin Fleming
Mar 28, 2019
Jennifer Wicker
Mar 16, 2019
Sebastian Diaz
5.4mi — 9h 30m