Falls Lake Trail (Mountains-to-Sea Trail)

MODERATE 58 reviews

Falls Lake Trail (Mountains-to-Sea Trail) is a 25.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point 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 best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
25.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2578 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

trail running
8 days ago

walking
1 month 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.

trail running
1 month ago

Always a great place to run

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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mountain biking
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backpacking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

We hiked out and back on sections 1 and 2 of the FLT / MST from the Falls Lake Dam to the end of Possum Track Road. - Section 1 starts at Falls Lake dam’s Tailrace Fishing Area, where it meets the Neuse River Trail (a paved trail that goes south along the river) and takes you on the south side of Falls Lake to Raven Ridge Road. Make sure you take a right as you meet the road (don't cross it because you'll get into the Honeycutt gameland trail which is gray blazed instead of white blazed), and go across the lake spur to the other side and connect with Section 2 that takes you to Possum Track road. Section 2 is known as the Raven Ridge Ramble, one of the older stretches of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Make sure you wear bright colors during hunting season as you'll be in and out of gamelands all along the FLT. While not really my kind of trail as it's a lot of hiking in the woods, it's best in winter when you can see the lake. For a New Year's eve hike, this was a good workout, about 14 miles or so.
More info on the FLT sections: http://www.ncmst.org/the-trail/mst-day-hikes/day-hikes-at-falls-lake/

hiking
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trail running
6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail for a workout.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great undulating trails with nice tree canopy shade! Nicely challenging with changing views. Very similar to Umstead trails but with less creeks and streams. Didn't find much drinkable water for my dog though, creek are stagnant. I did enjoy my hike!

10 months ago