This area of Lexington North Carolina is not just a beautiful bike trail, but also a beautiful park to go to for any reason! Unlike many bike trails in the area, this trail comes with both a 0.5 mile beginner trail, as well as a 1.5 mile intermediate loop. So depending on your skill level, you can pick where you want to start. Thankfully, both of the loops start at the same spot, where you can simply go to the left for the beginner trail and right for the intermediate trail.
Additionally, if you decide you want to go down even further, there is a 3.5 experienced trail as well, and those extend off of the intermediate trails.
You can very easily customize your walking and hiking experience depending on what you want to get out of the trail. The beginner trail is designed to be a paved trail that is perfect for beginners, made up of two sections. The first section is simple gravel that takes riders around Abbot’s Creek, and the second half has some minor hills and twists through the forest.
The Intermediate trail is one that takes you through both the forests and across the roads of the surrounding areas, and it is filled with plenty of twists and turns that will get your blood pumping and your legs pedaling. Finally, there are two advanced extensions that turn off of the intermediate trail and are completely optional, but if you do decide to do them you will experience several hills and more roads to bike on.
Finally, there is one other smaller trail that loops around the Finch Park pond and simply takes you around the pond. It is an offshoot of the intermediate trail, so if you fancy time by the lake and maybe a chance to do some fishing, then you can hop off to the pond trail.
All of these trails are loops around the park, and while the longest combination of trails you can do comes out to about 3.5 miles, you still need to commit to the trail beforehand or make sure that you are prepared to turn around and go back.
The trail comes with a parking space near the middle of the park, several shelter and park areas by the lake, and even public toilets by the entrance. With the 6 trails available, you will find plenty of different ways to explore the properties of Finch Park, and will be able to mountain bike, walk, and even fish to your heart’s content.
Just make sure to keep the hours of the park in mind. Depending on what month it is, the hours will be different and you don’t want to be in the park when it closes. Here are the hours at the time of writing:
But no matter what month it is, you will be able to find some way to enjoy Finch Park!
The beginner loop is for beginners to biking trails, and people who want to have an introduction to unpaved trails, while the intermediate loop contains hills, rolls, and several beautiful twists and turns for the trail. Whether you decide to stick to the beginner trail or you want to take on the intermediate trail, or even brave the lengths of the expert trail, you will find that a day out at Finch Park is going to be fantastic for you!