Mountain Biking at Lake Norman State Park
For the mountain biking enthusiast, Lake Norman State Park offers a varied terrain and wonderful scenery. Enjoy 30.5 miles of biking adventures on the trails. The Itusi trail is comprised of 8 loops which range from 1.0 to 9.75 miles in distance. All of these trails are considered easy to moderate, with the exception of Laurel Loop which is considered more moderate.
Enjoy views of Lake Norman, North Carolina’s largest man made lake, as you ride the trails. You may spot a variety of birds such as osprey and red tailed hawks, or you could encounter one of the animals species that calls the park home. Deer and fox are sometimes glimpsed on the trails.
If you want to make a weekend of mountain biking, Mooresville is only a short drive from the U.S. National Whitewater Center, which offers more than 30 miles of singletrack trails through the woodlands and along the Catawba River.
If you prefer to take a break from mountain biking, take advantage of the other awesome activities and attractions in Mooresville. Rent a kayak, StandUp Paddleboard, or boat and get out on the water. Check out our Lake Activities page for a full list of options. Or if climbing is more your style, have a go at the walls at Cliff Hangers, where you can test your strength and courage on climbing walls up to 50 feet. You can also take a walk on the wild side at Lazy 5 Ranch and Zootastic Park, where you can get up close and personal to exotic animals.
When you’re ready to relax, visit any of our great restaurants. From gourmet burgers to fine dining, we have dining options to suit all tastes. We also have a great variety of craft breweries, brew houses, and wine bars where you can unwind after a long day of riding.