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Laurel Loop

Intermediate
 3.9 (17)

The most challenging loop in Lake Norman State Park.


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Map Key

7.4

Miles

11.9

KM

Singletrack

861' 262 m

High

761' 232 m

Low

593' 181 m

Up

598' 182 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Like all of the trails in LNSP, this loop reverses direction every year. Watch the signs at the beginning of each loop.

Description

The Laurel Loop is by far the longest and most challenging loop in LNSP. Although there's nothing tremendously technical about the trail, there are several fairly very short, steep pieces that can slow you down and may need to be hiked by a beginner.

Laurel offers some very nice and fast sections, a couple of which were designed around a gully and feature several fun bermed corners. There are also many tight sections that require finesse and a little body english when approached at speed.

Contacts

Shared By:

Logan Watts

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 17 votes

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  3.9 from 17 votes
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On Laurel Loop.
Jun 15, 2013 near Troutman, NC
A gully run on Laurel.
Jun 15, 2013 near Troutman, NC
Nice flow to a spring crossing on laurel.
Jun 17, 2013 near Troutman, NC

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Nov 3, 2019
Ken Bonham
Nov 3, 2019
Leisa Bonham
Jul 14, 2019
David Nonnie
7.4mi
Jul 7, 2019
MTB Grl
Definitely the most challenging loop in the park! Great variety, technical sections, and challenging moments!
May 8, 2019
Joey Atkins
May 3, 2019
Mitch Tucker
Mar 21, 2019
Brian Anderson
Aug 24, 2018
Kristofer Edelberg