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Lake Johnson Park

#16 of 150 things to do in Raleigh Features Animals
4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
+1 919-233-2121
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Best trails around!

This is one of my favorite parks to visit. The trails are some of my favorite to run/walk. The boat... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
via mobile
1st time visit to NC and Lake Johnson

I was pleasantly surprised by this beautiful lake and scenery which meandered on a path around this... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
+1 919-233-2121
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite parks to visit. The trails are some of my favorite to run/walk. The boat rentals are a great price and the staff is very friendly.

Thank Jennaz1024
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by this beautiful lake and scenery which meandered on a path around this huge lake nestled among trees, moss and creeks. My friend and I walked the entire lake (even though it was very hot and humid) and were so delighted...More

Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Lake Johnson is one of the best places to go walking in the area. It's a fairly long path, well kept, and nice scenery. The lake is beautiful and the woods make for a shady walk.

Thank marrim42
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Love going here and taking walks around the lake. Pack a picnic lunch and stay for the day. Kids love feeding the geese as well as paddling the lake in a rented boat.

Thank Wesley-Raleigh
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Love this park! I wish it were closer to home! I enjoyed the lake and the walking trails. Parking is tough, but ok

Thank mheick
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Hiking is really just a walk in the woods at Lake Johnson, but the magic of hiking is available. (A sign alerts hikers that part of the loop is closed for maintenance, but as of April 27, the loop was open all the way.) There...More

Thank Pomommie
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I was on a business trip looking for a place to go for some running after a long day and have chosen Lake Johnson just because it looked close to where I was, and it was just a great idea. For a runner you can...More

Thank Alexander Z
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I was told this lake is man-made, would have fooled me. It is a nice little escape from the city to relax and spend an afternoon. Was a little cold when we went otherwise we would have done some paddle boarding or something, but was...More

Thank Darth1Vader
Reviewed 9 February 2016

A great place to walk or simply to sit on the porch of the boat house and read a book. In good weather boot rentals are possible. The trials are good for both running and walking. Fishing is allowed from the bridge and people actually...More

Thank botschaftanmich
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Went trail running around Johnson Lake. Enjoyed my run: the trail was scenic and the asphalt path was well maintained. The section of path that is closest to the Beltline has steep inclines and declines so be careful when biking. I went running on a...More

Thank Jason W
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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.
2 July 2015|
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.