Shelley Lake Trail

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Shelley Lake Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that features a lake 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.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

wildlife

walking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Lovely wooded paved trail .. beautiful loop around a lake .. nice place for a picnic date ... it connects either Raleigh greenway

5 months ago

Great trail for all level of hiker. Lots of people but beautiful. There is even an active eagles nest.

hiking
5 months ago

Love this trail! It’s so close to our house and my step son just loves to ride his scooter around the lake. It’s a high traffic walk but everyone is very friendly. Great for bikes, fishing, walking, having a picnic

9 months ago

Energetic and peaceful

11 months ago

Its a good walk but not the nicest of views

walking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Great place to walk dogs. Wide, paved path with plenty of room.

trail running
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Loved jogging this trail.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

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walking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

nicely paved. did it on a Wednesday evening and it was too busy for my preference. water seemed really low but potential to be very pretty.

hiking
Saturday, December 12, 2015

This really is a great paved and bridge trail. It tends to get a little packed on weekends, but the main thing to watch out for is bikers looping the path. If you bring a dog, be ready for all kinds of wildlife, we have seen ducks, geese, snapping turtles, deer, and many other animals. It has plenty of elevation change which makes for a good workout!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Always a pretty and nice little walk

birding
Tuesday, October 06, 2015

We walked this trial for the first time today with our 2 9 year old girls. We had a blast and it really was an easy walk!

walking
Sunday, March 08, 2015

Loved it! New to the area & hesitant to go walking alone as a young female. I felt totally safe!

hiking
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

its a great place to walk with family and friends...

walking
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Lovely lake and walk. I go frequently with my young son. He loves to feed the ducks and geese during the walk. The park also boasts a fabulous playground.

trail running
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Great place to go for a casual run. There is ample amounts of parking and the lake is beautiful.

hiking
Saturday, August 14, 2010

I have lived next to Shelley Lake for almost twenty years and walk/run the greenway 3-4 times a week. The lake itself and Leadmine Creek have become a silted-up sewer and an eyesore. I really wish the city or county would dredge the lake and take drastic means to clean up stormwater runoff into Leadmine Creek. This could be a nice park again.

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