Epps Forest and Falls Lake Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 219 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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nature trips

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bird watching

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forest

lake

views

wild flowers

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flooded
12 days ago

It was a great trail but be sure to go not after it’s rained all week. I got about half way & the creek had flooded out the trail. Couldn’t get to the lake. Also this was probably more like a 4 to 4.5 mile trail because my in & out registered 2 miles & I only did about half the trail.

2 months ago

can get crowded on weekends but a nice trail, with a creek, forest and the lake!

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Thu Apr 11 2019

Loved this trail and so did my 3 year old. We had so much fun playing on the rocks and dipping our toes in the water. Very well kept trail. Take Forrest trail from parking lot then follow mountains to sea for a mile toward Raven to get down to the water.

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Fri Mar 08 2019

Short trail that will help you get the step in for the day. There’s a shaded picnic area and a nature playground for those with smaller kids. Definitely family friendly. Go there in the Spring to see the Monarch butterfly migration

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Wed Dec 19 2018

Nice hike with lots of diversity starting at the Annie Wilkerson Nature Preserve VC, takes you down through some big trees and down to the edge of Falls Lake to Ravenridge Road. There is a nice bench under a huge oak for the perfect rest stop. Enjoy!

Tue Sep 25 2018

Love it

Sun Jul 01 2018

take “forest loop” trail when arrive. follow mountains to see trail & take a left toward raven ridge trailhead to find the river/lake!

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