White Deer Park and Lake Benson Park Loop

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White Deer Park and Lake Benson Park Loop is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Garner, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
13 days ago

Nice easy trail for a short hike.

2 months ago

I prefer the Lake Benson Woodland Trail rather than that whole paved loop through both parks. The woodland trail is short, but really nice. I love to take my dog to the Lake Benson Dog Park after a swim in the lake to run with the dogs and dry off. Great place for a stop with the dog to burn off some dog energy and still be pretty lazy. Short walk, let the dog swim and utilize the dog park.

hiking
7 months ago

Loved this hike. The lake was amazing (even though it was low tide lol)

hiking
7 months ago

A very nice park; mostly paved trails. There is a short trail through the woods and a couple places to wander off trail. The nature center has very friendly staff and many activities available for children. I took my 5 yr old nephew there for a scavenge hunt. A great place to bring kids, but not for hiking solo or with adults.

8 months ago

nice easy walk with some of the friendliest people in the area

walking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

very nice

walking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

All paved trails, this is a great place to escape to the woods on the outskirts of Raleigh. Clean restrooms at both parking lots. Safe, clean and family/pet friendly.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Smelled horrible. Despite the pretty setting, the trail is basically follow the manholes.

walking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Not my cup of tea. This park is full of paved trails in open spaces. We completed the 3 colored trails in what seemed like minutes. Better off skipping this one. This is for kids, moms with strollers, and people in the neighborhood walking their dogs.

Friday, August 12, 2016

nice walk, easy.

walking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Nice spring day at the combined Benson Lake and White Deer Parks. Mostly flat, paved walking trail, it's a big park for lots of activities. Playgrounds, walking trails, open fields, interpretive trails, discovery spaces, a nature center, shelters, a veterans memorial, and lake views. Was a great day for a 3 mile stroll around both park areas.

birding
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Peaceful walking trail. I enjoyed the birds and scenery. I will definitely go again

hiking
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Nice Nature Center to start the hike. There were markers with information thru out the hike, but you have to go on line to use them, a staff member told me that but didn't know exactly what website.
There was a couple playgrounds that helped break up the walk for my three year old. Had benches enough to enjoy the sights and sounds, or to take a breather.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
6 months ago

walking
11 months ago

recorded 7/8/17

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

walking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

road biking
Tuesday, June 24, 2014