Badin Lake Trail

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6
miles

Beginner

Singletrack
↑ 500 ft
↓ 400 ft
554
elevation (ft)
2
ridden
4
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AVERAGE RATING
1.00 out of 5
About This Trail
added by cltadams Bunny Hop on March 19, 2011
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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!
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jahwarrior on October 2, 2011
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Review: The trails at Badin lake are HORRIFIC. The trail shown in the map above, is not a biking trail, it's a hiking trail. There are many trails in the Badin lake recreational area for bike traffic, but they are not only poorly maintained, they are poorly designed/constructed. very rocky, very rooty, hard to follow the trail, confusing, overgrown, just a poor experience. We went a half mile down one before turning around and loading the bikes back into the truck to go to the Uwharrie trails. (which are better for sure)

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jmessick on October 1, 2011
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Review: The Baden Lake trail map show Badin Lake Traikl (Trail #90 on the map) as being an "Easy" 5.6 mile loop. The trail leaves is accessible from Arrowhead Campground, and the trailhead is marked as open to hikers and bikes. There is also a $5/day trail use fee. This was the least fun and most unridable trail I've ever ridden, and I've ridden a lot of places. Of course there are sections which can be ridden, but many that are not due to roots, extreme rocky sections, and other features which are not rideable, at least my most mortals. We actually bailed out about the 4 mile mark and took the park roads back to our car. There are many other trails in the area which may be better, but this trail is only suitable for hiking. To be fair, the downloadable map list this as being a hiking trail, but I trusted the official park sign at the trailhead. Please trust me and check out some of the other trails in the area.

Similar Trail: Nothing. This is a hiking trail, not a true multi-use trail.

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Badin Lake Trail MTB Trail 1.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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Trail Features
 
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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