Burrell's Cove and Saba Beach

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Burrell's Cove and Saba Beach is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hayesville, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

Jackrabbit Mountain Recreation Area is located in the Tusquitee Ranger District of the Nantahala National Forest. The Recreation Area is on a wooded peninsula of scenic 6,950-acre Lake Chatuge, with a backdrop of high mountain peaks. Lake Chatuge is touted as the crown jewel of TVA system of lakes. Similar to a Swiss alpine lake setting, the lake is filled with a bounty of fish, from spotted, white and striped bass to catfish, crappie and sunfish. Some of the sites and infrastructure within the campground were updated in recent years. There are no water or electric hookup sites. There are hot showers and drinking water available in each camping loop. There is a 13-mile system of trails designed to accommodate mountain bikers ranging from the beginner to the expert rider while still providing for hiking use. This trail system has a trailhead with restroom, parking lot, drinking water, picnic tables and information board. Jackrabbit Mountain Hiking Trail loops around the peninsula for 2.4 miles, offering spectacular views of the lake for hikers. Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.

mountain biking
Monday, September 07, 2015

hiking
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nice trail. Hiked this trail before, but has been a while. lots of spider webs. Trail needs work, getting grown over in spots. Had no trouble following trail. Was short on time, so didn't hike out to the point. Recommended hike.