Wake Forest Reservoir Loop

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Wake Forest Reservoir Loop is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wake Forest, 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
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

Park on the dirt lot on the SW side of the lake by the dam off Traditions Grande BLVD. At the end of the west side of the reservoir, turn right, walk up Oak Grove Church Rd to cross the bridge then dive back to follow the trail on the east side of the reservoir. There is a network of trails but it is straightforward to follow the line of the reservoir at the end. The one downside is that the trail ends abruptly by the spillway of the reservoir. You need to cross this to get back to the lot. Since the path at this point was well worn, it appeared that many have used it to reach the parking lot.

hiking
19 days ago