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Lake Norman - North Carolina - Mountain Bike Trail Review with Map and Pictures

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4 2 1 0 3 0 0 3.5 1 3.2 **  AARP Rate
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Directions - Park is located just south of Statesville and north of Charlotte, NC. Take I-77 to exit 42, and turn onto Hwy 21 (north), and follow the Brown signs to Lake Norman State Park (approx 6.5 miles) or set your GPS to the city of Troutman & State Park Road.

Description -   Double buffed & polished single track. 3 rocks in 12.5 miles, some whoop-de-doos, 1 climb, some roots, no (I repeat) none-zip-nada, logs or rock gardens. Extremely fast (7.5 - 9 mph avg speed). This is a single speeders delight. Great place for time trials, place to bring your 5 year old, or new girl/boy friend that you don't want to scare the $hit out of on their first ride.


The good news: great free parking, one way travel on the loop trails, no horses anywhere, all dogs must be on leash, hikers must give way to bikers on bridges, hikers walk in opposite direction, trail direction changes every year, and the trails are very well marked. Trails are very flow-y, there are long sections where pedaling is optional. Since the trails are closed & “locked-out” during and after a rain, they are always in prime condition when available.

The bad news: at most, this will take two hours, which includes time for lunch by the lake and maybe a short nap. This is not a destination trail system for now but rather a nice place to stretch your legs when you are going somewhere else.

Please note: this system is being expanded as we speak. In-process trail "Laurel Loop" should be more for the "advanced" rider (whatever that means).

Loops -

Pre-ride Music: Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is?
Total Miles: 12.7 (avg speed 7.5 to 9mph)
Elevation Change Feet - 150' but feels like 40
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