Lake Pine Loop is a 2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Apex, NC that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
2 mile paved loop around lake in Cary/Apex between Laura Duncan road and Lake Pine Drive. Park features: 160 acre Community Park 3 ball fields and 2 batting cages 2 soccer fields 3 sand volleyball courts 6 tennis courts 4 basketball courts (1 fenced for roller hockey) Childs playground and swings (ages 2-12) Restroom Facilities Over 3 miles of developed nature and fitness trails (Two miles paved, One mile natural walking trail) Picnic Areas Grills Outdoor courts for tennis and basketball Fishing dock 50+ acre lake Apex residents (defined as those persons residing within the corporate limits,) whenever fishing, must have in their possession a Town fishing permit which they may obtain at the Apex Community Center free of charge upon showing proof of residency. Non-residents must have in their possession, a Town of Apex Fishing Permit which they may obtain at the Apex Community Center. Non-resident permit fees vary depending on age. Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, sailboards, john boats (not exceeding 14 ft in length) and rowing skulls are allowed on the lake and must be launched from the designated launch site only. Permits are available at the Community Center. Reference: http://www.apexnc.org/services/parks-recreation-cultural-resources/park-facilities/apex-community-park
Good for middle of apex
Good lake for being in the middle of Apex. Very busy however but well maintained with asphalt walking surface. There is currently construction nearby so very noisy at points. The dock is very nice and relatively new.
Gentle, meditative trail.
Great view and adequate length for leisure walk.
The trail is nice, except it can get very busy and noisy. I have avoided because of obnoxious people not wanting to enjoy nature, talking loudly on their phone. We have seen some interesting wildlife here, especially snakes.
Perfect trail for a nice walk or run 2 miles around a lake, all paved, well-maintained; good trail to keep in shape! We parked at the Lake Pine Road entrance. In addition to two miles of developed trail and 1 mile of undeveloped trails through the woods, this park has 3 ball fields and 2 batting cages, 2 soccer fields, 3 sand volleyball courts, 6 tennis courts, 4 basketball courts (1 fenced for roller hockey), a childs playground and swings (ages 2-12) and full restroom facilities; it now also allows kayaks and paddleboards. Check it out!