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Rainy Hikes at Jordan Lake

posted Mar 18, 2017, 5:17 PM by Justin P   [ updated Mar 18, 2017, 5:17 PM ]
It was kind of a rainy day, but Alex needed a walk so I took him to the New Hope Overlook access at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.  We hiked the New Hope Blue/Red Trail and went counterclockwise around the loop.  In a few minutes, we made it to the New Hope Overlook and took a quick break.

We continued on and got and stayed on the Red Trail at the split to do the full loop.  There were some nice views of the lake as well as a surprising amount of up and down.  We stopped at one point so Alex could take a drink from the lake.

When he was ready, we continued on and finished up the loop back at the parking lot.  Afterwards, we went for another hike on the lake.  We drove north on NC-751 to Stage Coach Road and parked along the side to hike the Eagle Spur of the American Tobacco Trail.  This trail follows the original path of the railroad - it was diverted to what is now the ATT when Jordan Lake was built.  The hike was easy except a couple spots where it looked like people were installing culverts.  We had to hike around.  At the end, the trail came to the lake.

The trail ended at the lake.  Alex was thirsty again and got a drink while I got a couple pictures.

Then we started hiking back.  We were fortunate and didn't get any rain on this part of our hike, but Alex sure did get muddy.