Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Sandy Plain with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy and fun, nice for a casual walk.

mountain biking
2 months ago

checked this one out yesterday. There are a few spots to park at the head of the access road. We road up to where the land is being cleared by the loggers and headed down the power lines. We took the first entrance into the woods we found and choose the left path at the first fork we came to. We had a great run of about 2 miles. I took a path that was less worn and it popped us out by the power lines again back onto Old Creedmore. It was then about a quarter mile back to the car. Overall it was a great ride. I saw some markings so I assume there are some standard trails.

This is labeled Outer loop at the trailhead. You can access several other trails here also. Well maintained. This is a bike trail so have to watch for bikes. We only had one group come by us though. There was a fee to enter park $7 per car.

hiking
8 months ago

Stumbled on this loop track. There are no blazes and early on, it is quite easy to take the wrong trail as there are more than one option to choose from. The base trail is not represented on the Alltrails map so only attempt this if you are feeling adventurous and follow the uploaded track. Parts of the trail border with private land. Only saw a couple of cyclists so not well traffficked. Note this is predominantly a mountain bike track so expect some of the sharp ascents and descents.

hiking
10 months ago

Pleasant easy walking on this pair of mountain bike loops at Beaverdam, Falls Lake. Parked up at the mountain bike trailhead. Crossed the road to the trailhead sign and followed the track on the right side, then signs for outer loop. Towards the end of the first loop, a connector showed a sign for West loop. There were quite a few cars parked up at the trailhead but we encountered only 4 cyclists in total so it was a relaxed hike in shaded forest skirting the lakeshore early on. Based on my GPS recording, the total mileage was just shy of 5 miles.
Entrance fee warning: See https://www.ncparks.gov/falls-lake-state-recreation-area/feesfaqsrules "The per-car fee is charged daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, holidays in April, May and September and on weekends".

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Great trail. Not heavily traveled. Easy trail. With great terrain

mountain biking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

I thought this was a solid ride with a few technical attributes worth highlighting.

There are some tricky gullies that could be quite challenging. I walked several of them. I also found the abundance of roots commanded concentration. The last hazard worth mentioning is how narrow some to the gaps are between very small trees. It's easy to catch a handlebar.

The forest was beautiful. Several sections featured remarkable fern growth.

mountain biking
Sunday, April 20, 2014

Beaver dam west loop is a mountain bike trail that connects to the south loop mountain bike trail. It is a fun, fast and a moderately technical trail. It can be used for hiking but it is primarily a MTB trail. Hikers should step aside for bikers. The south loop is 7 miles an a little more technical with a lot more climbing. Both trails are one way and once you start the south loop you are committed to the full 7 miles. These trails are some of the best in the greater Raleigh area. Trails are most always closed for one or two days after a rain.

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