Hawk Loop Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Troutman, 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: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 187 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

NOTE: Every year Lake Normal State Park reverses direction of its trail loops for mountain bikers. Check for signage

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4 months ago

Trail is closed to bikers and hikers today

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4 months ago

Trail really designed for bikers. Everyone was nice on trail, but made it a little difficult to walk with dogs when the mt bikers passing by. Would go again, just maybe not on a busy day.

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5 months ago

More on the easy vs moderate side. Great trail for walking your dog or going with your kids. Also great for. Beginner. Trail is marked well and easy to follow. There are tree roots and some rocks that are slippery when wet.

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7 months ago

Well marked, more on the easy side of moderate, lots of shade. Very enjoyable. Can make it longer by taking one the side trails

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muddy
no shade
off trail
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Sat Apr 27 2019

pretty easy, great for hiking and biking, muddy at spot, one open spot to see lake.

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Tue Dec 11 2018

Hiked this with my 8 year old twins. Had several muddy spots but were easy to navigate around. Both of my 8 year olds loved it. Was just long enough to keep their attention. One was ready for more but one was ready to hit the highway. Lol. Just strenuous enough to get the heart rate up but easy enough that had no problem making the whole loop. There is a trail/power right of way at the halfway point that will lead you back to the visitor center parking lot. There are two additions that can easily be added to lengthen this trail. My kids kept up an over 2 mph pace which also involved breaks along the way for teaching moments on the trail. Bikes also use this trail but there are several spots to step off the trail to get out of the way of bikes.

Thu Nov 01 2018

It was very boring and you could not really see the lake. There were lots of pretty leaves. An easy hike.

Mon Jul 23 2018

Trail was nice but got attacked by bees/small yellow jackets about .5 mile on trail. Multiple bites - very aggressive.

Tue Jun 19 2018

Really nice trail had a lot of fun biking on it!

Sat Jun 16 2018

Easy walk

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Sun Mar 04 2018

Nice stroll through the woods with a view of the lake. Lots of roots and rocks and some low-incline hills.

Thu Apr 21 2016

Great trail- nice winding hills. It's fairly narrow because it's designed for bikes. We take our dogs and walk it, though. You just have to keep an eye out for the bikers- they move through pretty quick. Watch out for the tree roots, too!

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7 months ago

recorded Hawk Loop Trail

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