Hike the Lake Shore Trail at Lake Norman

North Carolina Lake Norman Lake Shore Trail

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Hike alongside Hicks Creek and Lake Norman for a great escape from Charlotte.

From the Cove Picnic area in Lake Norman State Park, you immediately begin hiking along the lakeshore. If you don't want to take the full lake loop, use Short Turn Trail for a 2.5 mile hike.

This trail makes for a moderate hike or solid trail run route.

Photo Credit: Amy Meredith

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
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Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

75 Feet




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about 2 months ago

Nice Hiking

It's a nice hike along the lakeshore. Pretty busy on weekends and holidays. Could see this being a great spot for a quick hike midweek.

about 2 months ago

6 months ago

Good Relaxing Hike

I went and hiked this trail with my wife and the scenery is beautiful. If you're a nature lover, then you'll really enjoy this trail. No steep inclines or difficult terrain. Just a good trail to enjoy the outdoors.

6 months ago

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