Loblolly Trail

MODERATE 68 reviews

Loblolly Trail is a 9.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
915 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

canoeing

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

Directions from Raleigh, NC: Reedy Creek Section: About 0.5 miles north of I-40 at Exit 287 (Harrison Ave). After passing the park entrance, take an immediate left into the parking area. Park maps can be obtained at a kiosk located in the back-right corner as you enter the parking lot. After passing the park entrance, take an immediate left into the parking area. Trail begins on the back east side of the parking area (on the right side).

hiking
11 days ago

Well marked trails; lots of nice trees

hiking
15 days ago

We love routinely doing a loop that includes Loblolly and Reedy Creek Lake Trail...busy morning this morning because of nice cool weather temps, but the creek was quite low which is a bummer for the dogs. If you want an uphill climb at end, start on Loblolly and take crushed gravel Reedy Creek Lake Trail back. If not, reverse. The loop is about 4.5 miles and on pretty easy surfaces.

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trail running
2 months ago

Super hot and muggy after work run. Barely made it back to the car at 8:55pm before the gate closes at 9pm. Days are shorter now and it's getting dark by 8pm. It was hard running in the dark even with my headlamp and phone's flashlight. The blazes/markers on the trees are tiny and are spaced too far apart while you're focusing not to tumble on the roots. One water crossing is a bit up with the rain, but still manageable with careful rock-hopping on the left side. Still a fun run!!!

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4 months ago

Tougher than Company Mill, but just as fun if not more so.

4 months ago

Great trail

mountain biking
5 months ago

Great short, scenic place to test out your new forks! Good flowing trail with few obstacles, a bit sterile.
I like to imagine how it was to live here many years ago.

hiking
5 months ago