Lake Lynn Trail
ElevationAscent: 27' 8 m
Descent: -50' -15 m
High: 359' 109 m
Low: 333' 102 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)
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“Part of the Capital Area Greenway, the Lake Lynn Loop is a 2-mile trail around the lake.”— Justin Paul
As you approach the northern end of the lake, it becomes more swampy and there are a number of water birds in the shallow waters. Mallard ducks and Canada geese are the most common, but herons, cormorants and osprey can also be seen. At the northeast corner of the lake, a connector trail leads to the Community Center. Turn left instead and stay on the boardwalks to loop around the west side of the lake. There are a number of coves that the trail crosses on boardwalks which provide more great opportunities to see wildlife. In warmer weather, turtles congregate on exposed branches to bask in the sun.
As you get back around to the dam, the Hare Snipe Creek Trail continues south to Lynn Road. At this junction, turn left to continue back to the dam and the parking lot.
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Land Manager: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources