Lake Placid Trail
ElevationAscent: 126' 38 m
Descent: -123' -38 m
High: 1,076' 328 m
Low: 988' 301 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)
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“A pleasant one-mile singletrack loop around Lake Placid.”— David Miller
The west end of the loop gets out of sight of the lake and passes through some swampy area before turning left and passing by the park headquarters. You'll end the loop through an open picnic space and crossing a nice bridge crossing over a creek. During weekends, there is an abundance of activity on the lake with kayaks and swimming at the designated swimming spot in the lake.
The starting point noted on this loop is at the first parking lot in the park, but you can start anywhere on the south edge of the loop. I use this as a warm up for longer runs up into the park, but it would be an excellent loop to repeat a few times, or as an entry level trail to get started into running. Enjoy!
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Land Manager: SC State Parks - Paris Mountain