Trails of Chatham County: Seaforth at Jordan Lake


Directions: See Map above

Distance: 1.4 mile loop

Difficulty: Easy

Description: This is a nice one if you have younger children.  It is short at 1.4 miles, has a playground, a beach, and a sand volleyball court.  There are also numerous picnic tables, grills, and one large shelter.   While 1.4 miles is short, it is not a bad trail to run two or three times.  There is almost no elevation change on the entire trail.  The only real problem with this trail is that when the lake water level is high, the western portion of the loop may be under water, even the board walk they have built because of this.

GPS track:

(Not sure why but Google Earth shows “Seaforth Lake.”  It is definitely Jordan Lake… Just Seaforth Recreational Area.)


Marque at the trailhead, showing the map, among other things.

The start of the “boardwalk:”

The boardwalk, under water on the day I went:

View of US 64 from the west side of the loop:

The large shelter:

You can see the “smoke stack” from Sharon Harris Nuclear Plant at the beach and playground area:

Part of the playground:

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