Lake Dense Trail

EASY 1 reviews
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Lake Dense Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar Mountain, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles 423 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips




wild flowers

Vast variety of trails, beautiful lake, outstanding river If you have never been to DuPont State Forest or even if you have, you will need a map. There are a maze of trails here, I like this hike for the solitude of the lake. There are several different combinations of trails that can be used to get here. I took trail 9 ( Buck Forest Rd.) over the covered bridge to trail 19 (Conservation Rd.) then added a little difficulty by taking trail 64 (Pitch Pine Trail, rated mod.) to trail 48 (Lake Dense Trail). This is a beautiful spot and if you go early you can have the place to yourself. There is an added bonus of another small lake past Lake Dense that I did not put on this review purposely. It is much smaller and is on the DuPont S.F. map but not on these here. Check it out. The aquatic life is abundant there. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I did. See you on the trail!!!

5 months ago

This is part of DuPont Forest and on my way to Bridal Veil Falls. I'm not sure what a former reviewer was talking about, but the easier way to Dense Lake is main parking lot by High Falls. It's not a long hike taking Joanna Road. I personally don't like hiking 30minutes on gravel, so took Pitch Pine Trail right after getting on Conservation Rd. from the Covered Bridge. Love this trail, quiet and peaceful. PItch Pine weaves around and leads to Joanna Rd and Triple Lake Trail (Dense Lake)