Lake Shore Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Troutman, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
So close to Charlotte, and what a great escape!
We took a mid-day hike, and the weather was outstanding.
Alltrails has this as a 3.5, but it is really 6.2 if you include the campground extension.
Really was a great hike, and aside from the length, it would be awesome for kids too.
There is a short cut, and that might be where the 3.5miles comes in.
We started out backwards - everyone in the lot when we started was dropping in at the map/sign, we cut across the street, and took it in a clockwise direction.
Great Trail. Offers a 3 mile or so length shortcut. Enough lake viewing and hill climbing to keep the family entertained.
This trail was good. The Lkn state park is always nice. I was glad I was able to bring my dog also. It was very quiet even with the hikers and campers. Great view of the lake and different ways to go around the trail.
Fun, nice views. Quiet!
Great trail & well marked !!
Simple n well marked.. Love it
This is a good trail to hike with your dogs. It is fairly well used.
Brian & Michelle O.
Great trail, well marked, beautiful views and nice climbs. Really enjoyed how the terrain, vegetation and sounds varied on this loop during Spring.
We just started hiking this past summer. This is one of our favorites so far.
Great trail, we did the 5 mile loop. Trails were clearly marked and the route was very scenic. This is a moderate trail. Have fun!
Clearly marked trail and well kept. Quiet trail on a warm December Saturday. Several benches and locations to visit the lake shore.
See Lake Shore trail for more info.... There is a confusing marker with two red diamonds that goes toward the Lake. It adds about an 1/8 of a mile. It is well worth the extra steps. If you follow the white diamonds it is a short cut, but is not main short cut route.