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Hiking & Walking Trails

Many visitors who come to Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center want to enjoy the outdoors. What better way to do this than to take advantage of the many hiking and walking trails located near our campus! There are plenty of outdoor trails that will suit everyone's desires, whether you and your family want to enjoy a leisurely stroll around Lake Junaluska or tackle mountainous terrain on one trails located in the Pisgah National Forest or Great Smoky Mountain National Park. For more information about the hiking and walking trails in the area, check out our links below.


Lake Junaluska Walking Trail

The Lake Junaluska walking trail is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors and discover the beauty and serenity of the lake. Check out our walking trail guide, which features historical descriptions of various locations seen around the lake as visitors walk along the trail. Find out more information about our walking trail.

Waynesville Greenway

The Waynesville Greenway follows Richland Creek for 5.3 miles. Visitors will enjoy hiking or biking this trail, which ends at the Waynesville Recreation Park.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Visit the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and discover a wide variety of activities that your whole family can enjoy!The park offers activities like ranger-guided walks and talks, bicycling, horseback riding, hay riding, picnicking, and much more. Many hiking trails are located within only a 30 to 40 minute drive from Lake Junaluska.

Pisgah National Forest

The Pisgah National Forest also offers a variety of hiking locations to get your blood pumping and bring your family together for a day of fun and spectacular views! Many of these locations are within an hour drive from Lake Junaluska.