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Hike the Lake Shore Trail at Lake Norman

Statesville, North Carolina

based on 5 reviews



5 miles

Elevation Gain

75 ft

Route Type



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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.

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Hike the Lake Shore Trail at Lake Norman Reviews

Nice stroll along the lake

Super easy & fun for a quick hike!

Beautiful hike, beautiful lake! The directions given are spot on! Quiet and peaceful midweek adventure!

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.

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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