Lake Johnson West Loop Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Lake Johnson West Loop Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
75 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

1 month ago

Really comfortable, less crowded mulch trail

trail running
9 months ago

I love the west loop of Lake Johnson... seriously a hidden gem and has the perfect 800 stretch that is always soft, flat and beautiful. Perfect for trail runners, hikers and walkers.

walking
9 months ago

combined both sides of lake for about 4.5 miles. liked dirt west side better but made one wrong turn and ended up in apts.

hiking
9 months ago

Great little hike. I took the wife this weekend, the colors were beautiful. This loop is more rustic. Great for a short hike.

11 months ago

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.

hiking
Monday, February 13, 2017

The west loop of the Lake Johnson trail is not paved, unlike the eastern loop, so is a bit more like hiking. Some gentle slopes and a very nice point with a bench to reflect over the lake and ponder life. We took the loop just after a snowstorm and enjoyed the lake, the bridge and short hike on a sunny day. Also much less crowded than the east loop which has bike traffic and is paved all the way around. If you want a quieter stroll or good 2 mile trail run after work, this is the one for you.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

walking
Friday, August 11, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

birding
Monday, October 10, 2016