Lake Junaluska Trail

EASY 30 reviews

Lake Junaluska Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Junaluska, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.3 miles
118 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




nature trips

scenic driving

trail running




wild flowers

Beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. Loop trail around the lake with great views of the mountains.

1 day ago

Easy nice walk around lake. The lake is one side and the beautiful unique houses on the other side. The trail is paved. I've been on that trail 4-5 times in last 8 years. And I'm not from the area. You can see swans and ducks there as well. Relaxing walk, highly recommend.

17 days ago

A very nice place to walk. Plenty of benches and gazebos along the trail if you need to rest. Nice place to read a book while enjoying the scenery. You are surrounded by the mountains, a beautiful lake and plenty of beautiful flowers/landscaping. The roses are in full bloom now and the air so fragrant! Fun to watch people paddle boarding and canoeing on the lake.

2 months ago

This was an easy and enjoyable 2.3 mile loop on the paved walkway with beautiful views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The bushes along 'The Rose Walk' on the lake's western edge were blooming in a large variety of wonderful colors.

2 months ago

not a hike, but a nice walk around the lake and by the church and lakefront homes etc

2 months ago

3 months ago

Great loop as I go here to run a lot. Would not consider it a hike though. It is more of a sidewalk/walkway around the lake. Usually there are lots of people doing varied activities.

3 months ago

Very easy trail

4 months ago

This is a highly trafficked path that is great for families with strollers, people looking for a brisk walk on a paved path with (or without) their pup, or for people that use a walker or a cane. This path is located in the community of Lake Junsluska which is surrounded by houses. The scenery is beautiful; lots of mountain views, flowers and waterfowl and plenty of benches to rest if needed.

6 months ago

7 months ago

Very nice trail. Commonly see trash washed up on the shore. Saw several different species of ducks. Easy for my grand parents to walk so that was a plus

9 months ago

good for the family. shouldn't be considered a hike.

10 months ago

11 months ago

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

beautiful walk around the lake. all open and all paved. good for the family.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

road biking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

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Friday, June 03, 2016

Beautiful trail around a 200 acre lake that is great all year round. You can also walk the longer loop that is almost 4 miles.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

leisurely walk. nice breeze