Falls Lake Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Falls Lake Trail is a 13.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wake Forest, North Carolina that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
13.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1574 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Part of the ambitious North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail project to create a walking route from the Smokies to the Outer Banks. The Falls Lake Trail itself is a 60+ mile continuous footpath from Penny's Bend Nature Preserve in Durham County to Falls Lake Dam near Wake Forest. The trail passes along the southern lake shore of Falls Lake in Durham and Wake Counties through lands managed by NC State Park & Wildlife Resource Commission, Wake County Parks, and Army Corp of Engineers. Maintained by the Friends of the Mountains to the Sea Trail. It contains two (2) NC State Park campground facilities at Shinleaf and Rolling View Recreation Areas. The MST trail route continues westward to Eno River State Park near Durham/Hillsborough, and eastward on the Neuse River Trail Greenway down to Clayton.

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

It maybe the late Fall season, but this was the most boring trail I have been hiking. It is mostly flat and I saw no scenic view. While on the trail, all the sounds I heard were the planes from the sky, the cars from the road and the gun shots from the nearby fire range. Not recommended.

hiking
9 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016