ElevationAscent: 205' 62 m
Descent: -208' -63 m
High: 331' 101 m
Low: 274' 84 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
Current trail conditions
Popular runs nearby
Turkey Creek/Cedar Ridge Loop
5.4 mi 8.6 km • Loop • 295 ft Ascent 89.91 m Ascent
Singletrack Cary, NC( 5 )
Battle Branch / Bolin Creek Loop
3.7 mi 6.0 km • Loop • 239 ft Ascent 72.76 m Ascent
Singletrack Chapel Hill, NC( 3 )
MST: West Point to Pump Station
9.3 mi 14.9 km • Out and Back • 325 ft Ascent 98.91 m Ascent
Singletrack Durham, NC( 5 )
4.8 mi 7.8 km • Loop • 125 ft Ascent 37.97 m Ascent
Singletrack Holly Springs, NC( 11 )
Brumley Nature Preserve North
3.2 mi 5.2 km • Point to Point • 89 ft Ascent 27.14 m Ascent
Singletrack Hillsborough, NC( 1 )
Eno Outer Loop
7.4 mi 12.0 km • Loop • 846 ft Ascent 257.94 m Ascent
Singletrack Hillsborough, NC( 4 )
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“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.
Run this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Flora & Fauna, History & Background
Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.
Land Manager: Wake County North Carolina
Jul 17, 2019: *** TEST *** for Conf Room 2800 - Jul 17, 2019
Jul 8, 2019: Regular Meeting July 8 2019 2:00 PM - Jul 08, 2019
Jun 17, 2019: Regular Meeting June 17 2019 2:00 PM - Jun 17, 2019