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Central Loop Trail is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hayesville, North Carolina that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.7 mi Elevation gain 383 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Lake

River

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Please beware that this trail is shared by bikers and hikers.

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Reviews (44)
Photos (107)
Recordings (47)
Completed (91)
Monique Chalke
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wonderful hike/bike trail! plenty of shade on a hot day, with lovely views of the lake. well maintained and marked. if walking stay alert for fast oncoming bikers!

Crystal Van Houten-Jones
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Hiking

Trail is very well maintained. Took my girls on it and was a nice easy trail for them to learn. Well marked.

Sara Sherman
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Hiking

Great hike with the kids or by ourselves!

Taylor Sharp
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Hiking

Nice, well-maintained trail. Good parking area. The Central Loop is a sort of hub that spokes out to three or four smaller, more difficult loops. Much of the Central Loop runs along the edge of a lake, with several opportunities to go slightly off trail to little beaches for a picnic. Take the loop clockwise if you want to save the beaches for the end. Not much elevation at all. The view of the lake was pretty nice but nothing breathtaking. It was a lovely spring day today and I saw four families during my walk. I will definitely be back soon. Near the end of the loop (I went counter-clockwise) there were a couple of unmarked “intersections” but I believe they were biking trails that led to the same place. I just followed the metal markers on the trees and made it through no problem. All junctions to the other loops were very well marked with small maps posted.

Dan Ward
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Hiking

Nice easy trail. Many choices of trails color coded for various distances. Tree identification is interesting.

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Daniel Sosin
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delightful. precisely as described.

Will Pirnasch
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Andrew Hensch
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Brendan Williams
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Jay Britz
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Chad Martin
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Jim D.
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James Dubose
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Jim D.
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Stephanie Brewer
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Jay Britz
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Weslee Washington
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Ash Eller
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Kasia P.
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Dan Ward
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Casey Farmer
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Noah Shatzer
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Jelene Dressler-Kane
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Richard Mancuso
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James McElroy
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josh floyd
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Jeff Lamm
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Patsy Mitchell
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David Reynolds
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Tim Cumalander
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