Falls Lake Trail (Mountains-to-Sea Trail) - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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Falls Lake Trail (Mountains-to-Sea Trail) - Falls Lake State Recreation Area is a 51.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wake Forest, North Carolina that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and canoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

51.8 miles 5396 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

canoeing

hiking

trail running

walking

lake

views

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backpacking
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hiking
1 month ago

We hiked out and back on sections 1 and 2 of the FLT / MST from the Falls Lake Dam to the end of Possum Track Road. - Section 1 starts at Falls Lake dam’s Tailrace Fishing Area, where it meets the Neuse River Trail (a paved trail that goes south along the river) and takes you on the south side of Falls Lake to Raven Ridge Road. Make sure you take a right as you meet the road (don't cross it because you'll get into the Honeycutt gameland trail which is gray blazed instead of white blazed), and go across the lake spur to the other side and connect with Section 2 that takes you to Possum Track road. Section 2 is known as the Raven Ridge Ramble, one of the older stretches of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Make sure you wear bright colors during hunting season as you'll be in and out of gamelands all along the FLT. While not really my kind of trail as it's a lot of hiking in the woods, it's best in winter when you can see the lake. For a New Year's eve hike, this was a good workout, about 14 miles or so.
More info on the FLT sections: http://www.ncmst.org/the-trail/mst-day-hikes/day-hikes-at-falls-lake/

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trail running
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hiking
5 months ago

Great trail for a workout.

hiking
5 months ago

Great undulating trails with nice tree canopy shade! Nicely challenging with changing views. Very similar to Umstead trails but with less creeks and streams. Didn't find much drinkable water for my dog though, creek are stagnant. I did enjoy my hike!

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Super cool. Did the last segment (Falls Lake Dam), and it was easy and beautiful. Few people in the trail (just saw 3 people).

hiking
7 months ago

can't wait to get to the other sections

hiking
8 months ago

My husband and I have spent the last couple of months doing sections of this trail on Sundays. Lot of fun. Easy hiking. Some stretches are prettier than others. For most sections, we barely ever run into anyone else, maybe 1-2 people/couples.

8 months ago

Iron scout leg 2.. Awesome

8 months ago

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