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Best trails in Lake Lure

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Looking for a great trail near Lake Lure, North Carolina? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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 6 moderate trails in Lake Lure ranging from 0.6 to 5 miles and from 1,122 to 2,519 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 (12)
#1 - Hickory Nut Falls Trail
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 48 m
NOTE: This park is experiencing access limitations currently due to COVID-19. The park is now open daily from 8:30am - 5:30pm, and the park may temporarily suspend access if it gets too busy. Please check here for more information: https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/2020/05/11/thinking-about-visiting-the-park/ As of May 2020, the upper parking area is closed due to construction. Visitors must buy tickets to enter the park. Please check here for more information: https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/info-and-tickets/Show more
#2 - Exclamation Point and Devil's Head
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 36 m
NOTE: This park is experiencing access limitations currently due to COVID-19. The park is now open daily from 8:30am - 5:30pm, and the park may temporarily suspend access if it gets too busy. Please check here for more information: https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/2020/05/11/thinking-about-visiting-the-park/ As of May 2020, the upper parking area is closed due to construction. Visitors must buy tickets to enter the park. Please check here for more information: https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/info-and-tickets/Show more
#3 - Rumbling Bald Loop Trail
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 52 m
The park is now open daily from 8:30am - 5:30pm. 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 during climbing season. The state park is working on a parking lot expansion that will more than double the parking. This is currently the only trail in this area of the Chimney Rock State Park, but more trails are planned. Show more
#4 - Party Rock Trail
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
The park is now open daily from 8:30am - 5:30pm. Tough interval hike. Small parking area so, if lot is full, park along road. Show more
#5 - Four Seasons Trail to Hickory Nut Falls
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
NOTE: This park is experiencing access limitations currently due to COVID-19. The park is now open daily from 8:30am - 5:30pm, and the park may temporarily suspend access if it gets too busy. Please check here for more information: https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/2020/05/11/thinking-about-visiting-the-park/ As of May 2020, the upper parking area is closed due to construction. Visitors must buy tickets to enter the park. Please check here for more information: https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/info-and-tickets/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 better in the winter. There is a challenging climb in either direction on the loop. The extension goes west from near the high point of the loop. Trail has banked curves for bikers. Parking is limited at this point with enough room for 6-8 cars. The Town of Lake Lure is working on additional parking. Show more
#7 - Four Seasons Trail
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 43 m
NOTE: This park is experiencing access limitations currently due to COVID-19. The park is now open daily from 8:30am - 5:30pm, and the park may temporarily suspend access if it gets too busy. Please check here for more information: https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/2020/05/11/thinking-about-visiting-the-park/ As of May 2020, the upper parking area is closed due to construction. Visitors must buy tickets to enter the park. Please check here for more information: https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/info-and-tickets/Show more
#8 - Four Seasons Trail to Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
NOTE: This park is experiencing access limitations currently due to COVID-19. The park is now open daily from 8:30am - 5:30pm, and the park may temporarily suspend access if it gets too busy. Please check here for more information: https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/2020/05/11/thinking-about-visiting-the-park/ As of May 2020, the upper parking area is closed due to construction. Visitors must buy tickets to enter the park. Please check here for more information: https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/info-and-tickets/Show more
#9 - Creekside to Mountain Vista Trail
Ditmer-Watts Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 41 m
#10 - Great Woodland Adventure Trail
Chimney Rock State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
NOTE: This park is experiencing access limitations currently due to COVID-19. The park is now open daily from 8:30am - 5:30pm, and the park may temporarily suspend access if it gets too busy. Please check here for more information: https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/2020/05/11/thinking-about-visiting-the-park/ As of May 2020, the upper parking area is closed due to construction. Visitors must buy tickets to enter the park. Please check here for more information: https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/info-and-tickets/Show more
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