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.

hiking
5 days ago

Pleasant easy walking on this pair of mountain bike loops at Beaverdam, Falls Lake. Parked up at the mountain bike trailhead. Crossed the road to the trailhead sign and followed the track on the right side, then signs for outer loop. Towards the end of the first loop, a connector showed a sign for West loop. There were quite a few cars parked up at the trailhead but we encountered only 4 cyclists in total so it was a relaxed hike in shaded forest skirting the lakeshore early on. Based on my GPS recording, the total mileage was just shy of 5 miles.
Entrance fee warning: See https://www.ncparks.gov/falls-lake-state-recreation-area/feesfaqsrules "The per-car fee is charged daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, holidays in April, May and September and on weekends".

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
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hiking
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mountain biking
2 months ago

Great trail. Not heavily traveled. Easy trail. With great terrain

Nice day for a walk in the woods. Coolish temps and a light breeze. Not the typical steamy end of July weather! Jackie and I had a nice relaxing time. Just bought some new Keen Durand boots last night at REI and wanted to see how they worked. Nice and comfortable as expected.

hiking
2 months ago