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(Local) After work hike: Lake Johnson Park - West and East Loop

  • Sep 17, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Join Triangle Hiking and Outdoors for a evening hike 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 from the Athens High School/Library parking lot, down Avent Ferry Road to the West Loop (unpaved) and then to the East Loop (paved) of the Lake Johnson trails. The West Loop is 1.64 miles and the East Loop is trail is ~2.82 miles. The pace will be moderate and should take a couple of hours. There are loose rocks, exposed tree roots & stream crossings.

Please wear sturdy shoes. Well behaved, leashed dogs that can tolerate unpaved trails are welcome.

The light levels are decreasing with each day, so please plan to be at the designated location and ready to leave by 6:30 PM.  You will need to bring a light source (ie flashlight) as the end of the hike will be after dusk. In the event of thunderstorms, the hike will be canceled.

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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  • Jeff D

    It was a fun event! Hiking in the dark at the end sure made it interesting.. Thanks all!

    September 18, 2013

  • Anne

    Another fun hike! Thanks to Rita for organizing this & to Jeff for lighting the path!

    September 17, 2013

  • sara f

    Rita,

    On the description above it seems to be missing some information (at least on my computer). Where will you be standing? Thanks,
    Sara

    September 16, 2013

    • Rita H.

      I will be parked and standing near the second entrance to the parking lot off of Avent Ferry Road.

      September 16, 2013

    • sara f

      Thanks Rita. I am not going to be able to make it after all but I hope to make the next one. Have a good walk!

      September 17, 2013

  • Onjn

    I'll probably just do 1/2.

    September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm wondering about the "moderate" pace - this would be my first THOG event, and I'm not sure yet where I fit on the scale. Any tips for the newbie?

    September 15, 2013

    • Rita H.

      We will be hiking ~5.4 miles in 2 hours, so that is just under 2.7 MPH.

      September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks! I don't think I'm too far off that pace, but I think I'll skip this one. I appreciate the quick anser, though.

      September 16, 2013

  • Patricia S.

    sorry....I have another commitment in the evening...

    September 16, 2013

  • vicki

    Forgot I have a chiropractor's appt. after work

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry really wanted to go but couldn't coordinate with husband's schedule. I hope another night hike comes up. Have fun

    September 16, 2013

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