Dan Nicholas Park Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Dan Nicholas Park Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Craven, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
144 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

This is a trail within Dan Nicholas park in Rowan County, NC. The park is open 7 days a week, although non-camping visitor hours vary by season as to the availability of the attractions such as miniature golf, a zoo, paddle boats, and kiddie rides. It is usually open at the least from 8am-5pm during it's shortest hours. There is a parking lot near the lake and although the loop around the lake isn't technically part of the official trail, it is easy to add it to the route. There are about 10 bridges to cross during the trail and there is some moderate inclines although they are not long in length.

trail running
29 days ago

I love this trail. Unlike those you may find at other nearby parks this one isn't paved, or gravel covered, so you'll experience uneven terrain, tree roots, etc. However, for the most part the path is cleared of debris. Depending on the season, in the late evening, you get the added bonus of seeing an abundance of mallards and geese resting near the lakes edge as they settle in for the night, along with plenty of squirrels running about. Additionally, the park is pretty far away from the main road so you don't have to deal with hearing traffic. Overall, a great little spot.

nature trips
1 month ago

This is a nice walk. I definitely wouldn't rate it as moderate. it's fairly easy. the scenery is nice and the park is fun.

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8 months ago

Very easy walking trail. Not too exciting to hike. I want to go back to putt putt and paddle boat but that is about it.

hiking
8 months ago

This is my go-to trail for my usual exercise. Has cool bridges and a nice lake to walk around. I run across other hikers from time to time, but not as much as I would expect form this park. Perhaps it is more well traveled during the summer. The trail is well marked with blue numbered blazes.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014