Lake Dense Trail

EASY 6 reviews
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Lake Dense Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar Mountain, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.0 miles
328 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips




wild flowers

To reach the trailhead From Greenville S.C. or Brevard N.C. use Hwy 276 to the DuPont State Forest. Turn off 276 onto Cascade Lake Rd. then turn right onto Staton Rd. (Just past facility on the right) Park in the Buck Forest Access Area which will be on your right. The trailhead is past the gates.

7 months ago

Easy hike. The Pitch Pine and Triple Lake portion aren't used as much so it is a great way to avoid the crowds at DuPont.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

good trail

Sunday, August 28, 2016

This is part of DuPont Forest and on my way to Bridal Veil Falls. I'm not sure what a former reviewer was talking about, but the easier way to Dense Lake is main parking lot by High Falls. It's not a long hike taking Joanna Road. I personally don't like hiking 30minutes on gravel, so took Pitch Pine Trail right after getting on Conservation Rd. from the Covered Bridge. Love this trail, quiet and peaceful. PItch Pine weaves around and leads to Joanna Rd and Triple Lake Trail (Dense Lake)

5 months ago

Tuesday, February 21, 2017