Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Falls Lake is a great way to escape urban life. With a 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands, Falls Lake State Recreation Area offers a choice of recreation areas Beaverdam, B.W. Wells, Highway 50, Holly Point, Rolling View, Sandling Beach and Shinleaf. Fishing, boating and swimming are only a few of the activities awaiting you on the water. On land, you can enjoy walking, mountain biking or camping along a portion of the state's Mountains-to-Sea Trail. From recreation to environmental education, no matter what you are looking for, you are sure to discover it at Falls Lake.

mountain biking
15 days ago

mountain biking
22 days ago

I thought this was a solid ride with a few technical attributes worth highlighting.

There are some tricky gullies that could be quite challenging. I walked several of them. I also found the abundance of roots commanded concentration. The last hazard worth mentioning is how narrow some to the gaps are between very small trees. It's easy to catch a handlebar.

The forest was beautiful. Several sections featured remarkable fern growth.

mountain biking
25 days ago

26 days ago

1 month ago

Some sections are better than others.

There are issues with dogs not on leashes. Most of the dogs are from the surrounding homes. Be prepared to protect yourself and bushwhack a bit as needed.

The trail itself is a fantastic way to challenge yourself on distance.

Always a great place to run