Fox Den Loop trail is an orange-blaze 2.0 mile loop trail of moderate difficulty. It begins by the fishing pier heading south then looping between the lake and NC 126. You will retrace only a portion of your steps by the fishing pier and on up to the parking area.
Directions from Marion, NC: The park is located in Burke and McDowell counties, seven miles northeast of Marion on NC 126. From I-40, take the Nebo/Lake James exit #90, head north, cross US 70 and follow the signs to the park. After entering the park, stay on the main road bearing left until you reach the end of the road where there is a parking area. Travel back along side the lake on Fishing Pier Trail to reach Fox Den Loop Trail.