The walk around the lake is 2.2 miles. It is mostly in the sun there is some shade along the path. A lot of people were out walking here.
Playground for the kids, walking trail around the lake, wildlife to watch, quiet and great parking. Many dogs and strollers here. Peddle boats in the summer. Sometimes a yoga class is there. Owned by the City of Raleigh and well maintain. Connects to the Greenway if you want more exercise.
Love taking our dogs walking around the lake on a sunny day along the trail. There is plenty to do with the fishing pier, bird watching, or open fields for lounging as well.
This park is awesome, beautiful views, excellent distance to run, beautiful place to practice running, hiit, yoga, walking. If you go with family or friends , even along you enjoy 100 %.
Having grown up in Raleigh, specifically North Hills, I have walked this park for years. Its a good 2 mile hike. There is both sun and shade. If you are biking, check out the links to the Crabtree Creek trail, and you can go a long way on off road pavement.
I came here for a 70 degree day in February. The trail was maintained and was well lit. I saw people walking kids and biking. I would recommend this place.
Shelley Lake is a favorite place for locals to walk, run and bike. The trails are well maintained. Be sure to take some old bread or ceral to feed the ducks.