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Lake Johnson Park

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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
+1 919-233-2121
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Group hike

The trails around the lake are paved making it easy to navigate even during / after rain. Also you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
2017Bonnie
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Nice Park and Trails

Lake Johnson Park is scenic and has a nice shaded walking trail around the lake. Dog friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan S
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Raleigh, United States
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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
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+1 919-233-2121
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"boat rentals"
in 11 reviews
"rocking chairs"
in 8 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 10 reviews
"paved trail"
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"walking trails"
in 11 reviews
"water craft"
in 2 reviews
"deck overlooking the lake"
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"several times a week"
in 2 reviews
"close to home"
in 4 reviews
"short hike"
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"dog owners"
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"great trails"
in 6 reviews
"picnic pavilions"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
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"fun activity"
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"snack bar"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The trails around the lake are paved making it easy to navigate even during / after rain. Also you aren't exposed throughout so it's a good choice when it's warmer.

Thank 2017Bonnie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Johnson Park is scenic and has a nice shaded walking trail around the lake. Dog friendly trails. Paddle boat and kayak rentals are also available for an enjoyable time on the lake.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We visited here today on a recommendation from a local. We were not disappointed. As we were looking for an outdoor activity, (live in Colorado and love to hike) we found the 2.6 mile walk around the lake on the paved path quite pleasant. Easy...More

1  Thank Janne C
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

I meet a friend here about once a month to walk on the trails around the lake. Some are a bit hilly. One trail is paved, another is more dirt or groomed trails.

Thank Diane V
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

There are great spaces for walking and running here as well as easy hiking. It is very active and a beautiful venue. You would be remiss not to share in the experience. btw, they have kayak rentals if this is your thing.

Thank John K
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Lake,Johnson park is a well used area for hikers, bikers and kayakers, many of whi, are NCSU students who live in the nearby housing. Nice trails and boardwalks.

Thank gatortunor
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

There are walking trails that surround the lake and park. Not a lot of parking available in the main lot but there is another across the lake. Boats are available for rent and many activities happening in the visitor center.

1  Thank Ben G
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

It is perfect for grabbing a rental kayak or running the trails or just sitting. They even do weddings there too!

Thank boostedjumper
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Good place for a nice hike. Two trails and both are bit ambititous for more than the average person just looking to stroll. First day we did the one side with the paved trail. The start was very steep but half way through it flattens...More

Thank kes1639
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This park is a gem in the Raleigh area! The hiking trails are lovely and not overly challenging for those of us who are athletically challenged. A great place for families.

Thank L9594CEtammyg
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Donna R
5 April 2016|
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Response from v c | Reviewed this property |
hi, no not that I know of.
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Response from AMillionTravelTales | Reviewed this property |
No Not really. Its not that steep a hike. Can be easily done by both young and old alike.
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