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Eagle Spur Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (8)

An old rail line that runs through wetlands.


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2.6

Miles

4.1

KM

100%

Runnable

234' 71 m

High

215' 65 m

Low

21' 7 m

Up

41' 12 m

Down

0%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

Dogs Unknown

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!

Contacts

Shared By:

Russell Hobart

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 8 votes

#10155

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  3.8 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#378

in North Carolina

#10,155

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Photos

Fallen leaves crinkle underfoot on a winter day along the Eagle Spur Trail.
Feb 13, 2017 near Chapel…, NC
The sun sets over Jordan Lake and the Eagle Spur Trail.
Feb 12, 2017 near Chapel…, NC
Black swamp waters are your trailside companion along this part of the Eagle Spur Trail.
Feb 12, 2017 near Chapel…, NC
Looking down the trail.
Oct 23, 2017 near Chapel…, NC
Trail Stone marker.
Oct 23, 2017 near Chapel…, NC

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Apr 14, 2017
Jim Cooper
Nice run 4.6mi