Summary: This trail is wide and rated moderate but is more on the easy side. I took a four year old and he had no trouble. The forest is covering the trail most all the way so it keeps things cool even on the hottest days. The mosquitos were'nt even that bad. The lake is early on in the hike and does'nt even show on the map, it is that small. There are so many trails in this area a map is a MUST. This is a nice stroll throughout a wide variety of forest. The loop section had a clear understory with towering trees while other sections offer dense low canopy forest. We saw a wide variety of flowers and trees. at the very end of the hike we stopped at Grassy Creek Falls which is a nice little spot to rest before heading back. This is a great family hike just pay attention to the horses since thay use this route a lot. Hope you enjoy and I'll see you on the trail !!!
Trailhead: From Greenville take hwy 276 north over Caesars Head and into North Carolina., Turn right onto Cascade Lake Road. Turn right onto Staton Rd. and proceed past the bridge and parking area on left. The next parking area on right will be Lake Imaging. Park there and follow the trail from there (Lat:35.1223 Lon:-82.3706)
Trail Guides for Lake Imaging:
Dupont State Forest Map
by Friends of DuPont forest ()
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Forest Supervisors Office M-F 8-5 828-877-6527
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Shaun Mitchell, who has posted 17 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Russ on 9/30/2007
A four year old all the way to Grassy Creek...Humm. Anyway, for you mtn bike types, this trail can be connected to High Falls and while the bike up the trail from Lake Imaging is uphill with runoff breaks, when you return the WHEEE Factor is 9! Hiking, I wouldn't take just any old 4 year old this way, unless you are ready to carry them for some portion of the hike. Great Shade and wildlife. One of my favorite bike routes. Caution, Horses use this trail and theres lots of....well, piles.
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