Lake Junaluska Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily 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.

Length3.7 miElevation gain95 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashWheelchair friendlyKid friendlyStroller friendlyFishingNature tripsRoad bikingWalkingBird watchingRunningLakePavedViewsWildflowersNo shadeHistoric site
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An easy, paved, loop trail around the lake with great views of the mountains. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and it is typically at least four feet wide. It is mostly gentle, all estimated to be 5% or less. Most wheelchair/mobility equipment and stroller users will find this trail navigable.

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Michele Williams
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Victoria Gailey
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Just a nice walk around the lake with a labyrinth in the middle.

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Sherri Brown
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sarah gregory
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David Kaplan
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David Kaplan
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John Scott
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Hiking

beautiful lake trail--I hike it several times a week and almost always see bald eagles. Very safe area with friendly people. Many families enjoy trail together, as it is very kid friendly.

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Travis John
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Mountain biking

Beautiful lake and surrounding neighborhood. Paved loop, great for running, walking and rainy days.

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Madison Wilson
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This trail is always so beautiful. It is one of our favorites!

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Isaac Harris
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todd trantham
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Stacy Thompson
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Walking

Kinda of a bummer but this ‘trail’ is in the middle of town around a small lake. You are not in the woods or nature. It’s more of what we would call a greenway in a city.

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Derek Farnsworth
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Laura RM
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Nice, easy trail. Pretty views. Interesting history.

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Mark Kelsey
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HikingGreat!

A great flat, smooth trail to finish a long day in the mountains. Relaxing and nice community around a clean lake.

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Ash Tracy
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Dawn Donnelly
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Lawren Bagley
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Hiking

Pretty Lake. Ended up not doing whole thing as where we parked there were no signs that you have to do the trail clockwise to maintain social distance. Because of that, we literally had to turn around when we reached a sign telling us to do so. Would have been nice to see sign close to where people park. Lots of swans & ducks, & nice views of the mountains. Flat & easy.

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Kris Grunwell
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It was fine.

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Sean Bo
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Lisa Teachnor
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WalkingGreat!

If you are looking for a peaceful relaxing flat walk, this is it. The lake and mountain views are pretty. There are ducks, geese, and swans. Relaxing and peaceful.

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Donna DiMiceli
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Peaceful early morning walk. Paved, easy and set in pretty mountain setting. Well maintained, pretty flowers, trees and geese. Walked by locals and tourists.

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Hoop & Stick
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Paved. More a stroll than a hike. Beautiful views. Mountains are pretty wherever they are. But ok... ok ok... ok. When you pull into the community, the proletarian row dormitories and dining hall SCREAM Lake Jonestownalaska. Once you get around the lake though, the class distinctions become gradually more clear; notice how the houses get a lot nicer the farther around you walk until... *gasp* the stone McMansion of the Lake King!! I have prepared a 50 slide, PowerPoint presentation entitled “Junalarxism and Religion: A Leftist Analysis,” which I will now...

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Wanda Engelbracht
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Erica Muse
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Bradley Strickland
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WalkingGreat!

Beautiful walking trail! Paved and easy to walk.

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Emily Loggins
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WalkingGreat!

Super easy and super cute! Dog friendly and you have to walk the trail clockwise no matter what.

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Newell Bascomb
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Lisa Huntting
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WalkingNo shade

It is really a walk, not a trail. You are an asphalt or concrete the whole way. Do use are of water, yes but also of lots and lots of houses and buildings around this very small lake. Not scenic really

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Tom Bruce
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Hiking

Always a good walk

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