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(Local) After work hike: Lake Johnson Park - East Loop Paved Trail

  • Apr 16, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Join Triangle Hiking and Outdoors for an evening walk at Lake Johnson in Raleigh on Avent Ferry Road. Lake Johnson Park is composed of a 150+ acre lake and 300+ acres of land surrounding the lake.

We will be hiking the East Loop of the Lake Johnson trails. East Loop is ~2.82 miles. This hike will be on the paved section and does include a section with some hills. The pace will be moderate and should take an hour depending on the group. Well behaved dogs on [u]leashes[/u] are welcome.

Please dress appropriately for the weather although it's looking to be a gorgeous day  =)

NOTE: DUE TO PARKING ISSUES AT LAKE JOHNSTON PARK, WE WILL MEET AT ATHENS HIGH SCHOOL/LIBRARY PARKING LOT. This will add ~ .8 mile to the hike.

Directions to meeting location:
Take exit #295 (Gorman St.) off of interstate 40 and the 440 beltline. From Gorman St., head north (toward NC State). At the intersection of Gorman St. and Avent Ferry Rd, take a left onto Avent Ferry Rd. Go approximately 1/2 mile, straight through the stoplight at Athens Drive, and turn right into second entrance to parking lot of Athens High School and library.

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  • Elaine F.

    Would like to join you; not sure if I can keep up. Are slower hikers encouraged or no?

    April 16, 2014

    • Elaine F.

      yuk - car in shop keeps getting delayed. I might not make it this week.

      April 16, 2014

    • Elaine F.

      I'll join you next time - I can do 3 mph and the loop in an hour.

      1 · April 17, 2014

  • cathy a

    Great weather, beautiful scenery, nice people and good exercise. Not bad for a Wednesday! Thanks, Nancy and group!

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great people and a beautiful hike:)

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • David A

    Great time. Thanks.

    April 16, 2014

  • David T.

    Have you heard of the RDU Baton Project. It's an Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, etc... Photo project, where different local people take their turn with the "Baton" and post photos from their day around the Triangle Area. Anyway, I am the Baton holder for the day, and I plan on sharing a few photos from this hike. Perhaps a group photo with the lake in the background would be nice.

    April 16, 2014

  • Andrew V.

    I'm sorry, all, I got a call and I have some flying to do this evening. I'll catch the next one.

    April 16, 2014

  • Onjn

    I'm going to attempt to see 'Drunken Master' (the 1978 Jackie Chan movie) at the colony at 730. Think that'll be possible?

    April 16, 2014

    • Nancy

      My plan was to get our hike done in an hour. You are always welcome to cut out early if you need to and make arrangements to ensure that you get to your next planned activity.

      April 16, 2014

    • Onjn

      OK, cool. Thanks.

      April 16, 2014

  • Vladimir

    Nancy, stack a hike on top of the TRC meetup, why don't you? :)

    April 14, 2014

    • Vladimir

      OK so the hike continues on a traverse in TRC North Raleigh. :)

      April 14, 2014

    • Nancy

      Actually going to be climbing at TRC Morrisville with some friends if anyone else cares to join us. :)

      April 16, 2014

  • Carol S

    I will try to walk the other part first and will meet you at the boat house, will that work?

    April 15, 2014

    • Nancy

      We should be at the boat house by 6:10p.m. If you think you missed us, we always start with the hills first. I'll PM you my cell number just in case. =)

      April 16, 2014

  • Catherine M.

    I LOVE this path and it is great for dogs- hate that I have a conflict.

    April 14, 2014

    • Nancy

      We're going to try to get this on the calendar as a regular thing so look for the next one. =)

      2 · April 14, 2014

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