The Transylvania Times -

Weed Patch Mountain Trail Opens For Hikers, Bikers, Climbers


May 7, 2018

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Local trail builder, Shrimper Khare, and his friends out for a quick lap on the new Weed Patch Mountain Trail Lake Lure.

The new Weed Patch Mountain Trail invites people into a stunning backcountry wilderness-traversing a 1,327-acre tract that was recently added to the Town of Lake Lure's Buffalo Creek Park. This land expands the park to 1,527 acres, making it one of the largest town-owned parks in North Carolina.

The 8.6-mile trail connects Buffalo Creek Park to Eagle Rock in Chimney Rock State Park. The trail is designed for hiking and mountain biking and it provides the first access to Eagle Rock, a scenic viewpoint and rock-climbing destination.

"The Weed Patch Mountain Trail is poised to become a cr...

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