NOTE: We are planning maintenance to the Lake Junaluska Walking Trail between April 16-May 1. The work will improve irregularities of the surface, including cracks, dips and potholes. The walking trail will remain open during the maintenance, with detours available as needed.
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 of the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.