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LBL- Sugar Bay South Along the North South Trail

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Distance: 4.6 miles


Starting at the Sugar Bay Boat Ramp, head south on the North/South Trail. Turn off the trail and head towards a wonderful beach on Kentucky Lake.
  • Stepping Off FR140/Sugar Bay Rd Onto N/S Trail
  • About 1 Mile In
  • Maggie Cooling Off In Higgins Branch Creek
  • 090627 LBL Great View Higgins Bay.jpg
  • Connecting 5/25 NS Trail Trip w/ 6/27 Trip
  • Approaching The Point
  • Skinny Dipping After A Hot Hike In
  • What A View To Wake Up To!
  • The Perfect Lake-Front Resort

On the way in, I went beyond the turning point to the old road north of Rhodes Bay so I could be sure to cover all of the North/South Trail. (See “Hiking the southern part of the north half of LBL’s North/South Trail”.  Without this extra leg, this trip is only 3.85 miles.) Still, this was a very nice, fairly level hike through the woods. The only difficult part of this trip is the part that is off-trail, but if you follow the track here, you should stay on or close to the ridge tops all the way in. (Getting off the ridge tops [like I did on my way in] can result in a pretty annoying up-and-down climb in and out of some fairly steep gullies.) The trail has several beautiful views of Higgins Bay.  (The track for this trip was recorded on a DeLorme PN-20, and it was edited with DeLorme Topo8.0.)

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