A 150 acre lake 5 miles west of downtown Raleigh, with good trails for running around its perimeter. The East side is 2.8 miles of paved trail, while the West side is 1.5 miles of unpaved trail. The shorter run is a 3.5 mile paved loop, staying east of Avent Ferry Rd., while a 5.4 mile run can be put together incorporating 1.9 miles of wood chip trails that make a ‘figure eight’.

There are water views from some of the trail. Fairly shaded on a hot day.

 

Essentials
  • 3.5 mile or 5.4 mile loop options
  • Good hill options
  • Parking lot off Avent Ferry Rd.
  • Off Avent Ferry Rd. Car is helpful, but the park is served by bus