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Lake Norman State Park

Average Rating:    (4.38 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

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Latitude
35.67424102664915
Longitude
-80.93220233917236
Trail Directions
I-77 @ Exit 42 go west and follow the signs.
Trail Length
10 miles+
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Troutman
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Review Date
November 19, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Michael L ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
There is now 31 miles of blissful forest singletrack here. This is XC heaven. Downhillers and Free riders need not apply.

Recommended Route:
Try for all 31 in a day and start with the full Laurel loops followed by Wildlife (my favorite)/Fox/Fallstown loops. Next do the Hawk/Hicks cr./Norwood loops. Lastly do the Monbo. This sequence allows one to bail out after having done the best ones in order.
Don't miss Wioldlife.



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Review Date
June 16, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Iluv2adjust ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Just an update...the Laurel Loop is 9 miles long. After you go across the bridge and dive right into the woods, the trail come to a junction around the powerlines and will give you the option to do the 4.5 mile loop or the 9 mile loop. I highly recommend the 9 mile loop. There are some pretty decent climbs compared to the 4.5 mile option.

Recommended Route:
From the parking lot, go towards the first entrance and follow the blue blazes. After the 9 mile loop, depending on fitness you can add the Hawk's Nest Loop for a 12.5 mile ride or hit the Mombo trail for another 6 miles. Lots of flowing single track.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None...I only visit this place once or twice a year to see my dad..



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Review Date
July 28, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: nsunc ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
WOW, what a phenomenal course! Lake Norman State Park is as fast as you make it. The down hills are incredible fast and the claims are no more that two or three turns of the crank in order to get to the top of the hill. The guys from Sun and Ski Sports from Concord Mills introduced me to this trail. After riding the trail one time I had to bring everyone I knew. My wife went with me the following ride and had a great time. We have taken many other friends since then. All of which say “They can’t get enough”! These trails have really good flow, jumps, and drop-ins. All trails are very well marked, as well as having an easily accessible emergency trail. I would be willing to drive more than a hundred miles to ride a trail of this caliber again. Take the time and come ride with us.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sherman Branch mountain bike trail is the only trail that is comparable in this area.



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Review Date
July 10, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: xfdler144 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
My brother lives just down the road and I was able to ride it this year. It is now almost 14 1/2 miles of trails and more under construction. Very nice singletrack course entire tril is in a heavy wooded area. Worth an hour of two car ride if your in the area. I live in Wisconsin and we do not have much that would compare to it. Spoke to a local bike shop they said second best trails in North Carolina for what that is worth.



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Review Date
January 5, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Vernon ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is the place to introduce a novice to the sport. Not very technical, but can be run very fast adding to the thrill. Lots of the basic switchbacks and woops with no logs or rocks to contend with. Well marked. At just over 4 miles, I would definitely plan at least 2 laps.



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