Falls Lake Trail: Creedmoor Rd toward Boyce Mill Rd

MODERATE 29 reviews

Falls Lake Trail: Creedmoor Rd toward Boyce Mill Rd is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wake Forest, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 442 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

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Park at the designated trailhead for the MST on the right hand side of Creedmoor Rd. There is parking for about 5/6 cars. If this pulloff is full, park on the left hand side of the road that has space for 2-3 cars. The trailhead for the start of this section is just behind. It bears downhill and then left to reach an information board and a sign indicating Falls Lake trail, foot traffic only. The trail begins following the shore line and views of the lake are visible through the trees. The trail soon bends to start to go around a large inlet. The trail comes out of the beech forest to a power easement section and follows this uphill past the inlet end before bearing right back into the forest. The trail continues hugging the shoreline before moving inland and crossing over a stream. After heading uphill it continues along the shore line before bearing right towards the peninsula. After cresting the incline, one is rewarded with views of Rollingview Marina on the other side of the Lake. The trail then bears left to follow a large inlet. At the end of the inlet, the trail comes out of the forest to head further inland before crossing an easement and reentering the forest once more. The trail continues further inland crossing over another tiny stream and intersecting with an unmarked trail. It then bears right and then left again to pass a large cairn. The trail can be continued another 2.2 or miles to reach the terminus of this section at Boyce Mill Road.

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25 days ago

It’s a nice easy trail along the lake shore. It has a few hills but maybe it is flat. Some sections of the trail are shared with bikes.

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over grown
1 month ago

Ok trail! Very confusing at points. Bit overgrown!

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bugs
over grown
4 months ago

Part of the MST and Falls Lake trails, went from Creedmoor Rd all the way to Boyce Rd and back... about 11 miles... less than a half mile in, you'll come to a newly created culvert with pink tape around it - you can navigate around either side... encountered a friendly six foot black snake near the open field and homestead area. The trail on the Boyce Rd half has been trimmed so was more fun with less underbrush to whack. Suspect the rangers will do the Creedmoor half later this month as it was really overgrown in spots with maple and hickory saplings. Nice part of the MST near Falls Lake [you can take some side trails to various beaches]. The old homestead / tobacco barn? features a HUGE oak tree. Also there are some nice mountain bike trails near the middle of the trail [with a different access point]. Make sure you take at least one liter of water, a half liter didn't cut it.

4 months ago

good trail

Great trail that winds itself along the Falls lake.Quiet our and back!

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