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greenBlue Eagle Spur Trail

Trail

2.6 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 21' 7 m
Descent: -41' -12 m
High: 234' 71 m
Low: 215' 65 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

An old rail line that runs through wetlands.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Flat even trail. Probably not good after a rain.

Description

There is a trailhead for this route on Stagecoach Blvd. Be careful crossing the street from the parking lot, people fly by in their cars.

Once you are on the trail, it is very straightforward. Being an old rail line, there are no hills or undulations. Slight rises are cut through and slight drops are filled in to make a very comfortable trail.

Unusual in the area, the trail runs through wetlands which allows visitors to see birds and animals and hear sounds not typical to most trails in the area. The drawback to being in a wetland is that it can be underwater after big rains and buggy in hot weather. Make sure you make it all the way to the end as the trail juts out on a peninsula into Jordan Lake and offers lovely views.

Flora & Fauna

Location of the largest summertime roost for Bald Eagles in the Eastern United States!

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Apr 14, 2017
Jim Cooper
Nice run 4.6mi

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  3.7 from 7 votes

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#375

in North Carolina

#9,325

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