The Chalk Banks TRACK trail is an easy 0.5 mile loop along the Pond Loop trail. This trail circles an acre pond and has a short 0.1 mile spur to the Lumber River. You can also hike the Chalk Banks Trail, which meanders along the river's edge, by a wetlands habitat, and a mixed pine and hardwoods forest.
The Lumber River has a long history of economic significance for the towns that are located along its banks. Deriving its name from the extensive timber harvesting and transporting done in the late 1700s, the river is the primary reason why the towns along its banks were settled.
Have fun as you travel the trail, keeping an eye out for various wildlife around the pond and banks of the river.
Adventures for Lumber River State Park - Chalk Banks Access
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The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.
The Lumber River State Park TRACK Trail is possible through a partnership between North Carolina State Parks and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program.