Bald Eagle Trail to Lake Higgins is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Summerfield, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.4 miles
219 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers

trail running
3 months ago

Live right near it, pretty fun nice views, watch out for snakes though because I have stepped on one on more than one occasion!
Overall great time.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Really nice trail. This was my first visit. The trail was nice and quiet. When arriving from these directions, you'll enter from the neighborhood. Parking is very limited. However, there was very limited traffic. I did the loop and back, not the full trail. It was right at 4 miles. Recommend this trail. I will definitely be back.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

A pleasant walk in the woods. Took the Bald Eagle and Loop trail (with a .5 mile dead end - my bad) from the south origin to the top of the trail for a total of 9.5 miles. Saw one bird and zero critters. Moderate level based on significant root beds and minor dips; you could run it but pretty rutty in places. Shaded pretty much the entire way and not much noise except planes taking off at GSO. Thanks to the team who keeps up the walkways - very sturdy and safe.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Good long hike, not much elevation change, very cool plants and a little wildlife including a baby deer, crane, and frogs.
I give it a 4 because lake views are very rare on the trail.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

I love the trail.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Great hike, but be ready for the 8miles if you do the whole thing! I'd rate this as moderate just be a use of the length and the trail is full of roots to navigate. But a great hike!

Friday, January 20, 2017

I love this trail! Every time I go there is either no one around or one other person. The best way to enjoy a sunny afternoon

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Great hike but be very cautious in the spring as the ticks are very bad.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Nice trail along Lake Higgins shoreline. Great spot to stop along the lake thanks to kind folks donating a couple of Adirondack chairs. Not a lot of wildlife. Few birds and squirrels. It was an unusually cool summer day in the mid 70's..

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