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Badin Lake Trail #94

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Length

5.4 Miles 8.6 Kilometers


Elevation

253' 77 m

Ascent

-245' -75 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (5°)

636' 194 m

High

511' 156 m

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Conditions


All Clear 12 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud - Not a bad hike if you have an hour or two to spare. Highly populated on the water, great to hike and fish. History

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

Russell Hobart

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Swimming — Views
Dogs: Leashed

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.

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May 13, 2018
Rose Stromberg
Populated water area. Good for hike and fish 5.4mi

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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#474

in North Carolina

#12,112

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