I love to hike and I love the other side of the lake but this has zero direction after the halfway point. It started off as a breeze and fun and ended in being so lost I had to rely solely on my gps. I made it to the other paved side and felt like I was at a 5 star hotel. Trust me, this place is still my favorite as I love being off the beaten trail but if you’re a newcomer on the non paved side, be sure your gps is working.

Super easy 3 mile loop. Love taking my pup out here for a great morning of exercise!

hiking
8 days ago

1 month ago

Great hike with my wife last weekend. Easy and well marked. We really enjoyed it.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Paved roads that skirt the edge of the lake most of the way around. It's an easy walk (minus a half mile section of intense hills) that can be completed in about an hour. I love walking here with friends as a way to just get outside, and I also love taking the solo run around the trail, too. Great getaway in Raleigh.

walking
2 months ago

Love Lake Johnson. The unpaved side of the lake is more moderate with more hills, but beautiful views on trails.