Lake Trail is a 5.7 mile loop trail located near Marion, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and road biking and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Gastonia, NC: From I-85 take Exit 13 (Edgewood Road) about six miles west of Gastonia. Cross over I-85 and turn right onto Highway 29/74. Go two miles and turn left on Sparrows Spring Road and follow the road 2.7 miles onto park property. Take your first right and continue to the park entrance. Turn right, the road will fork. Travel in the direction of the picnic area and you will see parking immediately on your left. Trail begins beside parking area.
Great trail, actually 5.8 miles for the full loop. Several other good trails in park too, including summit of Molly's Knob with excellent view. Great place to stay, lots of history in park and the Rangers are awesome.
Awesome views been hikeing hear for years