Lake Loop Trail
ElevationAscent: 751' 229 m
Descent: -740' -226 m
High: 986' 301 m
Low: 839' 256 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“A nice loop around Ft. Yargo Lake which follows the "Inner Loop" or Lake Loop Trail.”— Josh Zeno
*This description assumes you're taking the trail clockwise around the lake.*
At the trailhead, there is a playground and paved "beginner" trail called the Bird Berry Trail which is a half mile round-trip, easy, short, paved trail featuring a birding area, nature signs and gazebo. About half way into the Bird Berry Trail, you exit the paved surface. After the trail crosses over a couple of "roads" the next major area you reach is the campgrounds so keep a watchful eye on the yellow blazes as they get confusing in this area. The yellow blazes go in both directions but the park mapped trail takes runners LEFT and up the paved road to "Yargo Camp Road" where you make a RIGHT and follow the paved road down to the boat dock and camping area where you can pick up the yellow blazes again to make a LEFT and off the paved roadway.
The trip we took on this run my wife pushed a B.O.B stroller with one kid and I packed the other on my back and we ran into little resistance, but there were some ups, downs, rocks, and roots that I did have to get the stroller over but it wasn't anything major or dangerous for the kids (1 year and 3 years old).
There are multiple bathroom stops along the route and it's well-traveled by other runners and bikers.
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