Lake Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

road biking

trail running

lake

wildlife

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail. Great day hike. Beautiful scenery and plenty of wildlife. Bring your camera!

hiking
2 months ago

Fun trail with great views. It was pretty busy the day we hiked it. We will definitely do it again.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike with wonderful views. We clocked in at exactly 7 miles from/to our campsite in Burson

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

hiking
Friday, October 14, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

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.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Awesome views been hikeing hear for years