Lake Norman State Park may be conducting a controlled burn on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in the area surrounding the Visitor Center. During this time the Alder Trail, Dragon Fly Trail and Itusi Connector trails will be temporarily closed. The remainder of the Itusi Trail will remain open and can be accessed by the road. Please stay out of burned area until deemed safe by staff. Thank you!Last updated on: Monday, March 18, 2019
The Itusi Trail is OPEN! (Hawk and Hicks Creek loops are temporarily closed for repairs).Last updated on: Saturday, March 16, 2019
The Hawk and Hicks Creek loops are both temporarily closed for repairs. This closure will be in place for at least 30 days. Crews are working to build a more modern, sustainable trail. The closure will also allow time for the tread to settle and not get damaged.Last updated on: Friday, March 8, 2019
Refreshing views of Lake Norman and choice spots for fishing are offered for hikers and anglers, and an extensive network of more challenging trails through the forest is available for mountain bikers and hikers, too.
Come and enjoy a relaxing stroll through the Alder trail. This trail totals .8 miles of serene lake views.
With the trailhead near the visitor center, the Dragonfly trial is ideal for all ages. This path is completely paved and easily accessible to wheelchair and stroller. This .15-mile trail (round-trip) has various nature displays along the way. Interactive lift-and-drop panels provided interesting and fun facts about the plants and animals found at Lake Norman State Park!
Enjoy 30.5 miles of hiking/biking adventures on the Itusi Trails. The Itusi trail is comprised of 8 loops which range from 1.0 to 9.75 miles in distance. All of these are considered easy to moderate, with the exception of Laurel Loop which is considered more moderate. Feel free to experiment with a shorter loop or test your endurance on the monster trail, either way, it will be venture to remember!
The Lake Shore Trail is a beautiful, scenic footpath along the lake shore. It is designed to accommodate an array of fitness levels as it has shortcuts (3 miles round trip) and extensions (6.3 miles round trip). Voted by Charlotte a must see trail - it is sure to impress.
The Lake Norman State Park TRACK Trail adventures were designed for use on the Lakeshore Trail and the Short Turn Trail.