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Blue Loop

Intermediate
 3.3 (4)

This trail leads to a bench at the highest spot of the shoreline at what is called the New Hope Overlook.


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2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Loop

351' 107 m

High

234' 71 m

Low

243' 74 m

Up

243' 74 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

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Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Family Friendly This easy, short trail leads to some great views, making it a good option for families.

Description

The Blue Trail starts in the upper parking lot of the New Hope Overlook Access to the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area at the same location as the Red Trail. Heading counterclockwise on this loop trail, it passes through wooded areas with occasional lake views looking northward before reaching a bench marking the highest spot of the bluff at the northern tip of the peninsula at a point called New Hope Overlook. This is a great spot for lunch, a snack, or just to catch your breath and admire the views.

Continuing counterclockwise, the trail passes through camping sites and then travels very close to the shoreline with lake views looking westward. The Blue Trail joins the Red Trail to extend your journey by over 5 miles. There is a trail map at the junction of the Red and Blue Trails. The appearance of both Red and Blue blazes on trees can be confusing. It's best to pick up at trail map at the trailhead, or to use the Hiking Project mobile app to keep yourself on track.

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Fran DiGiano

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  3.3 from 4 votes

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Golden winter forests dominate the lakeshore.
Jan 30, 2017 near Pittsboro, NC
So green!
Nov 9, 2016 near Pittsboro, NC
A scenic and lush setting.
Nov 9, 2016 near Pittsboro, NC

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Jun 20, 2020
Hazel Nichols
2.7mi — 9h 30m
Mar 9, 2020
Amelia Woodruff
collected trash, lots of debris, recent (fall?) flooding 2.7mi
Jul 4, 2019
Jessica Young
Jul 4, 2017
Jared Brickman