ElevationAscent: 205' 62 m
Descent: -208' -63 m
High: 331' 101 m
Low: 274' 84 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
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“The Lake Trail is a great urban escape and one of the best in the Triangle area!”— Mikhaila Redovian
Highlights along the way include the Heather Lee Carr Memorial Overlook, which allows runners a serene stopping place to admire the waters of the lake. Conveniently placed benches entice passers-by to stop to enjoy the scenery before moving on. From this vantage point, it is possible to admire the wildlife present around the water's edge, and the whole family will enjoy observing the park residents going about their daily habits.
As you continue on your way, the Black Creek Footbridge provides another wonderful stopping point. Spanning a small body of water, this is a perfect place to catch a glimpse of some of the area's insects, birds, and amphibians. Taking a small break here is definitely encouraged.
If you're seeking a woodlands escape without having to travel very far, the Lake Trail is the perfect compromise. You'll be able to enjoy the lake shore, admire some of North Carolina's natives, and get some sunshine all without sacrificing creature comforts such as water fountains and restrooms.
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