The 160-Acre Apex Community Park is a pleasant spot for a 2-3 mile run in the Cary area, 20 minutes west of Raleigh. The park features numerous sports fields, tennis courts, and an Elevate Fitness Course. The 50-acre lake is popular for fishing and boating activities.
For running, there’s a 2-mile paved trail around the lake, and a ~1 mile unpaved ‘nature’ trail. The lake trail is part along the water, and part in the woods.
Out thanks to Stephen Puryear for submitting this route!