Explore the most popular lake trails in Moses H Cone Memorial Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy walk and it is always a bit breezy there.

Trail was kept up very nicely and was clear of stumps. Pretty easy hike and the views are great. I recommend coming and enjoying the trails and nature.

My husband and I decided to hike the trail from Bass Lake to Cone Manor today. I was intrigued by the manor house and wanted to make a longer outing than just driving to the manor. As most others have mentioned, the trail is gravel and really easy to walk. Even the incline from the lake to the manor is very gradual. I gave this 3 stars though because it's overall kind of dull. I was most fascinated by the overgrown orchards but they are blocked from access by barbed wire and nailed gates.

Nice hike on a beautiful Wednesday. We saw the bridge across Boone Forks a few weeks back so decided to try coming at the falls by a different route. Took Rich Mountain trail to the MST down to Hebron Falls. Nice hike but all uphill on the way back. Makes for a good workout

Nice trail to run.

on Bass Lake Loop Trail

1 month ago

Easy. Scenic and BUSY. Wouldn’t recommend this place durning tourist season.

on Trout Lake Loop Trail

1 month ago

Quick. Easy. Quite.

Less popular than bass like and not a lot of crowds like at bass

on Bass Lake Loop Trail

1 month ago

Great place to relax. Very flat and easy scroll.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail was very nice. Hikers and horseback riders were very friendly. Manor mansion view was spectacular.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy, flat, and short hike around a lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Flat. It’s a perfect place for strollers. There’s a cool water pool at one side of the lake. There’s several species of water fowl here.

I walk this every chance I get! So relaxing!

2 months ago

Easy going. Great loop

Nice wide graveled trails with changes in scenery. Mostly wooded but some nice open pastures. Great lunch spot at the top on a stone wall with 360 degree view. Regularly used by horses but easy to step around the horse biscuits. Nice gentle consistent incline; almost an easy trail but not quite. Park crews were actively clearing deadfall from recent snowstorms right at the top when we were there.

Very nice hike - nice view from the Cone Manor, but most of the trail is a great walk through the woods and around the lake. We didn't know the trail as well as most - and since the trail really isn't marked clearly - it's easy to cut out the "maze" section of the hike and go up to the "apple barn".

If you want a nice stretch of the legs on a non- strenuous trail, this is it! A nice change from steep, rocky trails. Very peaceful and pretty. Plenty of water along the way for dogs. Not sure if the little streams dry up in the summer, or not. I walked it while leaves were still off the trees so was able to see the surrounding mountain tops. Very nice!

Lovely, easy hike on wide, smooth trails. Gorgeous views at Cone Manor. NC

6 months ago

one of my faves...be sure to. check out Deer loop trail which veers off left from Rich Mtb loop...nice bald area to hang out and watch wildlife.

Nice easy trail.

Fun little jaunt! Found lots of cool stuff to eat along the way such as clover, crab apples, berries- easy-breezy quiet and enjoyable!

Emphasis on carriage trail, and if a two-lane, easy walk in the woods with gentle ascent is what you are looking for...this is for you. Heavy horse traffic near the lake. More time may be spent looking down to avoid horse dung than up at the foliage or view. Busy enough to discourage birding.

Great walk/hike today!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice small lake, but not easy to find and getting next to the water is only possible in few places. Some part of the hike is on the road actually. The Bass lake is much nicer in my opinion.

we like to ride our horses on the trail good place to park and also leads to the other Moses cone trails it is close to home don't take long to get there either

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Pleasant uncrowded trail with many options to extend or shorten your hike. One or two good views, but mostly forested. Some interesting rock outcroppings along the trail.

Easy walk with beautiful views. Would be good year round. Next time will check out Rich Mountain Trail as well.

Nice, wide open trails. Do not believe it's 6 miles. Beautiful lake views

Great wide gravel trails, blooming rhododendrons, beautiful Bass Lake, nice balance between sun and shade... a perfect hike! Also enjoyed looking at the local art in Moses Cone Mansion after our 6.6 mile trek.

Nice easy trail for a morning warm up or end of day cool down.

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