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Lake Pine Loop is a 2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Apex, 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.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 59 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Fishing Paddle sports Walking Bird watching Running Forest Lake Paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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A pretty 2-mile paved loop around a lake in Cary/Apex between Laura Duncan Road and Lake Pine Drive with lots of side trails. 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. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved asphalt/concrete, smooth, and typically at least six feet wide. The grade is gentle (all estimated under 4%) so most wheelchair and stroller users will likely be able to traverse the trail.

Hours of Operation: 6:30 am - 10:00 pm (March through October) 6:30 am - 7:00 pm (November through February) Fishing Hours: 6:30 am to sunset (defined by the National Weather Service)

Apex Town Hall 73 Hunter Street (PO Box 250) Apex, NC 27502 (919) 249-3400

Apex Community Park - 2200 Laura Duncan Rd between Laura Duncan Rd & Lake Pine Dr.

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James Kurdi
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Lisa Marzoli
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Awesome trail!

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Cassandra Uphaus
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i walk this trail/loop several times a week and i just love it! very beautiful with lots of wildlife. has paved walking path or you can venture off in to the serene wooded paths. definitely recommend. but please dont litter and clean up after your dogs!

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Kenny Tovar
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Jessica R
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Manav Shah
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Calm- paved

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Juar Nagdi
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Jessica R
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Jennifer Hubbard
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Josh Poth
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Margaret A
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great trail.. easy with no elevation. beautiful lake. well trafficked with bikers.. walkers and dogs on leash. very shaded. easy loop. 2 miles with lots of little off trails through the forest. we really enjoyed this. highly recommend

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M G
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Basic lakeside greenway, flat and boring, but good to be outdoors. Fairly busy with people.

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M G
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Basic lakeside greenway, flat and boring, but good to be outdoors. Fairly busy with people.

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Becky Utley
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M G
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A lakeside greenway, flat and boring, but good to be outdoors. Fairly busy with people.

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M G
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A lakeside greenway, flat and boring, but good to be outdoors. Fairly busy with people.

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Carlos Polanco
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Amanda Amanda Crawford
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Paved trail around the lake. Easy and shaded. Good for bikes, strollers, wheelchairs, etc. Found an unpaved trail that follows closer to the lake on oneside. lots of secluded benches and picnic tables. That added about a half mile to the walk.

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Devin Sehgal
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Lots of turtles in the lake

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Anna Doo
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Walked this with my kiddos (5 and 3) and mother-in-law. Saw turtles and ducks and geese and a cormorant and a king fisher and a black snake a plethora of squirrels! What a great walk!!

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Sara Macie Alger
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This trail is beautiful! We saw a ton of turtles. A lot of people around. We brought the kids and they loved it. Parking was easy and following the trail was easy. They had a few nature trails we will try next time!

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Carter Alger
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Nice trail with turtles

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Julie Johnston
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Nice well maintained paved trail thay goes around a little lake. I went on a Monday afternoon around 1:30 and it was pretty busy. Lots of dog walkers and walkers in general. Just a few bikers and joggers. I would do it again but definitely not during peak hours.

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Katelyn Custer
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Really nice and quiet small loop if you’re looking for a simple run. Not too many hills leaves you for a nice smooth pace with a beautiful view of the water!

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Laura Elwardany
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beautiful trail, definitely recommend this trail. very shady and lots of wildlife.

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Crystal Willett
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Beautiful day, 75o and sun! That's rare here lately! Park was crowded, as usual, but not where anyone was in the way of anyone else. If you walk in the wooded area trails closer to the water, I only passed a person or two. It was a very nice maintained trail. Saw bikes, runners, children, elderly... everyone out enjoying the lake/trail.

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Laura Lam
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Lots of shaded area.

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Kevin Wicker
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Great place for a peaceful walk. Nice wooded and paved trails. Nice ppl and a great dog walking spot.

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Chris Barnard
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Nice, easy trail and that is very accessible and will look nice in the fall. Great for kids!

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Mike Heine
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Awesome easy trail, lots of wildlife, paved trail, great lake views.

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