Best trails in Lake Lure

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Looking for a great trail near Lake Lure, North Carolina? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Table Rock State Park or Jones Gap State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Green River Gameland or Florence Nature Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Lake Lure ranging from 0.6 to 5 miles and from 1,122 to 2,726 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Lake Lure
Top trails (13)
#1 - Hickory Nut Falls Trail
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 48 m
Users have reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Not too much water in summer. Probably more in spring or after rains.Show more
#2 - Exclamation Point and Devil's Head
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 36 m
Exclamation Point and Devil's Head is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Lure, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilyShow more
#3 - Rumbling Bald Loop Trail
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 52 m
Well marked loop trail in a beautiful forest with views of huge boulders and rock faces. Extremely popular with rock climbers between October and April. Parking lot is often overflowing on weekends duShow more
#4 - Exclamation Point and Skyline Trail to Hickory Nut Falls
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
Exclamation Point and Skyline Trail to Hickory Nut Falls is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Lure, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderatShow more
#5 - Party Rock Trail
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
Tough interval hike. Small parking area so, if lot is full, park along road Show more
#6 - Buffalo Creek Park Loop and Extension
Buffalo Creek Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
Trail is open to hiking, running and mountain biking. Bikes travel in the opposite direction. This is a beautiful forested trip with occasional views of Lake Lure and Youngs Mountain. Views are betterShow more
#7 - Four Seasons Trail
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 43 m
Four Seasons Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Lure, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#8 - Four Seasons Trail to Hickory Nut Falls
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Four Seasons Trail to Hickory Nut Falls is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Lure, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is pShow more
#9 - Four Seasons Trail to Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Four Seasons Trail to Chimney Rock is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Lure, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The traiShow more
#10 - Great Woodland Adventure Trail
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 12 m
Great Woodland Adventure Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lake Lure, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is prShow more
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