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Off the Water Adventures

Take some time off the lake and enjoy some of our picks for other activities!

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The area offers excellent mountain bike trails. Some of the trail systems are quite new and most are very well maintained. 

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Most of the bike trails in the area are also suited for hiking or trail walking. There are some trails designated for foot traffic only

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There are many fantastic parks around High Rock Lake. The list below includes some that are closest to the lake. 

 Bike Trails

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The Ridge Cycle Hub is one of North Carolina's newest mountain bike parks.  It opened in summer 2021 in Davidson County, North Carolina. Located just outside of the City of Lexington, this is a volunteer built bike and hike facility.

Hours

Length

Trail type

Difficulty

6AM-8PM

4.5 miles

Single Track

Intermediate

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Currently the Finch Park MTB trail is approximately 3.5 miles with a 1.5 mile beginner loop, an intermediate and an advanced section. The trails were developed and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers who are members of the "Roadies and Dirties" cycling club. 

Hours

Length

Trail type

Difficulty

8:00AM - 6:30PM

4.5 miles

mixed mostly single track

Intermediate

and beginner

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Salisbury Community Park Bike Trail

Salisbury community MTB trails offer a nice mix of singletrack, downhill and a jumpline build for all ages and skill levels.

There is also a paved greenway for jogging, walking, and biking.

Hours

Length

Trail type

Difficulty

8:00AM - 8:30PM

6.5 miles

Single track

Intermediate

and advanced

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Hiking Trails

Hiking Boots

Hiking Trails

Many of the bike trails listed above and the parks listed below have trails

suitalbe for walking or running. As information on hiking specific trails becomes availabale it will be added. 

Parks

Parks

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Yadkin River Park is the newest park in Parks and Recreation system. 
The park has Historical Wil-Cox Bridge, built in 1924, and is only one of eight bridges like it in the country. Park has 1.25 miles of hiking and biking trails to use. Park has a rich history of the area from all time periods in the county.
Boat access is open to the public, has well has bank fishing opportunities. 

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The park is situated right on the banks of the Yadkin River and has a lot ot offer including hiking and biking trails, canoe and kayak access along with picnic and camping areas. For more details on the park and pics click here

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Offers a ten-acre lake for paddle boating and fishing, Rowan Wildlife Adventures nature center, tennis courts, picnic shelters, the Hurley Family Water Plaza, playgrounds, volleyball, horseshoes, ball fields, miniature golf, a carousel, gem mining, a fresh water aquarium, and miniature train ride for children.

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Located on High Rock Lake and just a short distance off Bringle Ferry Road is an oasis from the noise and stress of everyday life. The Eagle Point Nature Preserve is one of the most beautiful and peaceful spots in the are. For more information click here

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Located just outside of Salisbury and not far from High Rock Lake, this 83 acre park was opened in November of 2006  with the help of donations from "Friends of the Mountain" and a trust grant from Rowan Parks and Recreation. "The Land Trust For Central North Carolina" made the property available for public use under a conservation easement. 

Click here for more info and pics from this unique park. 

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Over 300 acres, this spacious park features a beautiful natural setting with three baseball/softball fields, four soccer fields, a paved parking lot, an eight-acre lake stocked for seasonal fishing, play structures, and picnic area. There is also a one and a half mile walking trail, additional athletic fields and other amenities.

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Finch Park located in Lexington NC, is the crown jewel of Lexington Parks and Recreation, and has something for all ages to enjoy. From ball fields to mountain bike trails, a pond, and shelters that can be reserved for parties and gatherings.

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