Hike the Lake Shore Trail at Lake Norman

Lake Norman Lake Shore Trail

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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RT Distance 5 Miles
Elevation Gain 75 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Forest
Lake

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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.

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.


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