Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Elevation: +140/ -125 ft
Total: 16 riders
Mountain Biking Badin Lake Trail
#302 of 541 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
The trail is mostly singletrack with some wide spots. Follow the white blaze markings on the trees. From the campground area, the trail will take you generally north following the ridgeline up to King's Mountain Point. The trail then cuts along Badin Lake, around King's Mountain Point and back down the lake to the boat ramp near the start of the trail. From the boat ramp, follow the wood stairs up the hill to the parking area. The trail needs a lot of work after a rough winter, but there are some great views and lots of connections to other trails in the area. You definitely want to try it all, but may want to take a weekend to do them all. The Uwharrie trails are approximately 20 mintues south and are also a definite must ride!
First added by cltadams on Mar 19, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: unknown
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: unknown
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: unknown
- Fat bike grooming: unknown
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
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From Bojangle's at the intersection of Bilhen Street and Albermarle Road in Troy, NC, drive North on S. Bilhen Street for approximately 3/4 mile. turn slight left onto |Eldorado Street (NC 109 N) and drive approximately 8.5 miles. Turn left onto Reservation Road and drive 1/2 mile and turn right onto Moccasin Creek Road (US Forest Service Road 576). Continue on Moccasin Creek Road for 3 miles and turn right at Badin Lake Road ( US Forest Service Road 597). Drive approximately 1/2 mile and take the first left onto Cove Road (US Forest Service Road 597 B). Drive approximately 1/4 mile and turn right into the campground area. The trail head starts just past the campground check-in board/ trail map on the right hand side. Parking is free in the day use parking area, but do not park at the campsites unless you are staying there and pay for it.