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Lake Junaluska Walking Trail


Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center offers a wonderful and serene 2.3-mile walking trail that circles the lake. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful mountainous landscape that surrounds the lake as they take a leisurely stroll. During a walk around the 2.3-mile walking trail, visitors will cross both the Turbeville Footbridge and the bridge above the dam.

In addition to the 2.3-mile walking trail, there is a slightly longer 3.8-mile walking trail that loops along the highway instead of crossing the Turbeville Footbridge. The 3.8-mile walking trail allows visitors to walk past the Bethea Welcome Center, the Foundation for Evangelism, and many other sites that cannot be directly seen from the 2.3-mile walking trail.

On both trails, visitors will take in the historic buildings located around Lake Junaluska. For more information about these buildings and locations, visitors are encouraged to download and print our Walking Trail Guide (,pdf). The walking trail guide contains photos and historical information regarding the legacy of many of the buildings and scenery around the lake.

The version above contains full historical descriptions of Lake Junaluska locations. The 11x17 pocket guide contains shorter descriptions of all Lake Junalsuka locations.You are invited to print and download our 11x17 pocket version (PDF). When you print this version, please fold in half like a pocket guide.