Lake Pine Loop

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Lake Pine Loop is a 2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Apex, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.0 miles
59 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




paddle sports

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A 2 mile paved loop around lake in Cary/Apex between Laura Duncan road and Lake Pine Drive. 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.

26 days ago

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

1 month ago

Great trail for everything from hiking, running, and family walks. 2 mile paved loop, with a nice dirt trail close to the lake.

1 month ago

heavily trafficked and difficult to maneuver around pedestrians. Pro is that there is a lot of dogs. Khan is that everything smells like pee LOL

3 months ago

Nice 2 mile paved trail around the lake. The trail itself is easy and wide enough for passing foot track and bicyclists. It has restrooms and offers scented doggy bags through the trail. I have found it to be most busy in the morning into the early afternoon with joggers and swift walkers. Best time I've discovered to go with less traffic is around happy hour, apparently priorities change in NC as the day goes on :) Its a great trail if you want a glimpse of wildlife. I've seen deer, otters, loons, cranes, and turtles near the bank. It also has a couple of nature trails off of the paved trail if you're one of those, as I am, who desire to take the path less traveled.

6 months ago

Nice and mostly shaded trail around the lake. Not too crowded on weekdays.

trail running
11 months ago

Super easy. Paved as well as natural trails with gorgeous views. Typically pretty busy, though, regardless of the time of day.

Monday, June 19, 2017


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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Easy trail. Would recommend if you stay close by for a run or walk. The lake view is cool.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

love this 2 mile paved loop. during summer it has great tree cover so its not so hot. it's dog friendly, stroller friendly. restrooms are good, playgrounds are nice.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

nice paved loop with small lake for nice scenery

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Easy and pretty. Good place for a leisurely stroll.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

There is an unpaved nature trail that is around 1/2 mile long. Lots of wildlife for a small, busy park.

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Monday, August 08, 2016

Good for middle of apex

Friday, June 10, 2016

Good lake for being in the middle of Apex. Very busy however but well maintained with asphalt walking surface. There is currently construction nearby so very noisy at points. The dock is very nice and relatively new.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Gentle, meditative trail.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Great view and adequate length for leisure walk.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The trail is nice, except it can get very busy and noisy. I have avoided because of obnoxious people not wanting to enjoy nature, talking loudly on their phone. We have seen some interesting wildlife here, especially snakes.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Perfect trail for a nice walk or run 2 miles around a lake, all paved, well-maintained; good trail to keep in shape! We parked at the Lake Pine Road entrance. In addition to two miles of developed trail and 1 mile of undeveloped trails through the woods, this park has 3 ball fields and 2 batting cages, 2 soccer fields, 3 sand volleyball courts, 6 tennis courts, 4 basketball courts (1 fenced for roller hockey), a childs playground and swings (ages 2-12) and full restroom facilities; it now also allows kayaks and paddleboards. Check it out!

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Monday, September 18, 2017

recorded Lake Pine Loop

Monday, March 13, 2017

recorded Our first trail walk

Monday, January 16, 2017

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