Lake Norman State Park/Hike Reports/Lake Shore Trail/2015-09-12

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Switched from Hump Mountain due to weather.

Lake Shore Trail is trail in Lake Norman State Park. It features views of Lake Norman.

For this hike, we will meetup at the trailhead! Using this link to get directions to the trailhead. similar to

Group photo of the club's first hike.
Trail Name Lake Shore
Nearest City Troutman
State North Carolina
Trail Marking White
Trail Use/Features Use hiking.jpg Use dogging.jpg
Time expectations
Hiking Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Driving Time

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Total Time

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Trail Attributes
Total Distance 6.50 Miles
Elevation Gain 1305 Feet
Difficulty Index 12.835
Difficulty Rating Moderate
High Point 910 Feet
Low Point 755 Feet
Elevation Range 155 Feet
Latitude 35.715
Longitude -82.27389
Nearest Medical Statesville, NC
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Preceded by Current hike Succeeded by
Mount Mitchell Lake Shore Trail Le Conte or Rough Ridge


Hike Overview

Short hike in nearby Troutman, NC. This hike is in Lake Norman State Park. We will start at trailhead on Shortleaf, taking a slight left at the first junction heading away from the swimming area toward the mid section of the hike, completing a clockwise rotation of the southern portion of the trail, then traversing the mid section again to complete the northern portion of the trail counterclockwise.

Route Description

Lake Shore Trail is white-blazed. At the southern tip of the trail, the trail is obscured fisherman scrambles. There are also blazes in this area, for trail not listed on the park maps. This trail is connected with the family camping area nearby.

Typical Conditions

Fees, Permits, etc.

No permits or fees of any kind are necessary to participate.

After the Hike

Misc. Information

Take some time to visit the new visitors center at the old swimming area near Alder Trail!


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Group shot! Distance Ascent