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Laurel Loop

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7.4 Miles 11.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

593' 181 m

Ascent

-598' -182 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

861' 262 m

High

761' 232 m

Low

Shared By Logan Watts

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The most challenging loop in Lake Norman State Park.

Logan Watts

Dogs 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.

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Aug 24, 2018
Kristofer Edelberg
Jun 23, 2018
Luis Velez
Nov 24, 2017
Doc Martin
Very pretty with many lake views. Strenuous 7.3mi
Nov 15, 2017
Dave Fuller
Oct 1, 2017
Eddy Zuber
Clear and dry trail
Sep 17, 2017
Jason Goodman
Aug 27, 2017
Pat Hayes
trail sign says 9 miles 7.4mi

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  3.8 from 16 votes

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Mark Sullivan
Mooresville, NC
Mark Sullivan   Mooresville, NC
Laurel Loop is 9.5 miles long. Oct 8, 2013

 
This is what my Garmin Edge 500 registered. There is always a discrepancy between GPS and rotation registering devices. For a GPS, curves are made geometric segments and for rotation devices it registers longer because of hills. Oct 8, 2013

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