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Victoria Mitchell
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HikingOver grown

Fun, adventurous trail. I would have rated it moderate though for roots, steep inclines, and some confusing trail paths. Cool stream crossings. End of trail was confusing as well. Hidden path going around the res.

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Shannon Quick
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Hiking

Trail is overgrown and a little more moderate than easy. one of the boards going over the creek was messed up. It was a little hard in one spot with the hiking baby carrier on my back, so we actually went and walked in the neighborhood right beside it. The cut through trails to the neighborhood are also very overgrown. The city needs to rent some goats lol

Megan Crouch
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Hiking

Trail was not well marked, and was very strenuous at times. More of a moderate trail than an easy one.

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Tommy Yandle
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Hiking

Solid trail with limited traffic during the weekday that we went. Had a few spots that led to great little lookouts across the lake which was nice! Very shady too.

Brandon Mateo
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Hiking

Easy trails that can accommodate all skill levels, we took our two kids and they had fun, went early before the crowds and enjoyed the lake views.

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Tiffany Hedgpeth
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great soft trail with beautiful lake views. it's an easier trail that's very kid friendly. on busy days parking can be tight but that's not a big problem.

Michael Cuppett
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Mountain biking

Nice gravel trail that turns to dirt at the last .2. Great view of the water at the end. Good for a day stroll or if you just want to get the bike out for a few. Elevation is minimal and would be fine for any ages.

Liz F
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Hiking

Did the first few miles from the dock, wouldn’t do again, first mile was nice but then there was a lot of road noise and mosquitos. Saw two turtles and lots of pretty flowers and plants. Would be interested in trying a different portion of this that doesn’t go under/next to the highway.

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Natasha Lincoln
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HikingBugs

Good exercise and nice walk next to lake in some spots. We walked only about 8 miles of the 25 mile trail. It was very buggy in some spots and also a couple super sunny areas where there was logging done. You must cross a couple of roads.

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Thomas Eagen
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Running

I run parts of this trail every week, usually out and back any where from 6 miles to 16. It is all quite civilized unless the Corps restricts water flow and Falls Lake rises and makes parts marshy. The last few weeks have been quite dry and there is usually no one else on the Eastern sections. The MST from Hickory Hill Boat Ramp Park departs from the West end to the left just as you enter from the access road of Redwood Rd, Exit I-83,South. The single track is usually pine needle covered and leads North to the small airfield where I-85 crosses Falls Lake. The track then cuts West along I-85 before passing under it thru a tunnel. The trail continues N and W with a perhaps 120 meters on a quiet stretch of Redwood road, crosses a RR spur, skirts a pond and exits on Red Mill Road at the South end of the Ellerbe Creek Bridge, for a total of about 3.3 miles. You can reverse for an easy total 6.6 miler or cross the bridge over Ellerbee and cut right (East) on the MST skirting the Creek, crossing a RR spur and meeting Falls Lake as the trail heads West, leading back to Red Mill Rd about 1.5 miles North of where you enter at Ellerbee Creek. That run is about 4.7 miles. You can run down Red Mill Rd or reverse course or add another wonderful 4 miles by crossing Red Mill Road to a small p-lot and continue on the MST West to Old Oxford Road / Snow Hill Rd and Penny’s Bend which has a p-lot for perhaps a dozen cars. The run from Penny’s Bend to River Forest Park and on to West Point on the Eno and then to Guess Road are covered elsewhere. This stretch of the MST is really quite well maintained, full of birds, frogs/ toads turtles, occasionally black snakes and the odd copperhead. In the last two years I have seldom met more than a half dozen people except perhaps West Point where swimmers love the holes along the Eno on weekends. There are no water points currently, or “facilities” but the scenes abound on bluffs and banks. Splurge and take along a sandwich and a drink and seek out your private bistro to relax for a half hour. I think it’s all Easy to Moderate and very accessible for families and seniors. Although only a few stretches are not in the shade of the forest, it is quite warm and humans and pets b need a water supply or at least a means to obtain water along the route if you trust the River, streams and ponds.

Michele DeCamp
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Hiking

I did a less scenic section of the trail (starting at Shinleaf), but it served my purpose of breaking in my new boots. You do have to cross two regularly traveled streets on the leg I took, but I was not concerned for my safety.

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Dustin Simmons
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Hiking

The trail was well maintained and moderately trafficked with hikers and a few trail runners. The trail was mostly shaded and well marked, but lacked any "wow" features. The best views naturally came close to the lake. Despite the proximity to the lake the insects were of low nuisance. Be aware that parking near the dam trailhead becomes crowded very quickly with hikers and bikers. I recommend to arrive early or be prepared to park along the road or find alternate parking.

Jason S.
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Mountain biking

Skinny. Tight between trees. Elevation changes!

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Nikki Winslow
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HikingBugsMuddy

Slightly muddy from rain previous night. Well shaded and marked.

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Amy H.
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Hiking

Nice walk along streams, wildflowers. Mostly in the shade, with room enough to step off trail to let others pass to maintain 6-foot distancing. Trail has lots of roots and is well maintained.

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Joe Harris
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Beautiful hike with well marked trails and scenic views throughout. Highly recommended.

Olivia Gilliam
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Running

Peninsula Trail to Shoreline Trail

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Teresa Toporek
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Hiking

My family took a little road trip from VA to check out this trail. It was the perfect adventure for our family. We have an 8 year old and 4 year old. They held up great and always had something new to explore around the corner! The creeks were a hit!

Justin Thomas
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Hiking

I would definitely recommend this trail to anyone. Not to much elevation change and good distance. completed in 3 hrs. Couple of bridge crossings and not rocky at all.

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Betsy Coley
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Hiking

This was a really well kept and nice trail. Our 6 & 10 yr old loved it, really pretty and friendly people. Only bad part was there did seem to be a lot of bikers the day we went.

Matthew Cornelius
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Hiking

What color is this trail Marked?

Sam Martin
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Hiking

Just to clarify, the trail is open but the rest of the Falls Lake facilities are closed. You're allowed to park on the side of Creedmoor but not at the visitors' center. I hiked the first four miles or so of this on a weekend afternoon. There was a moderate number of people on the trail and parking wasn't a problem. The trail was in great shape and I was under a thick canopy almost the whole time. While it's rated difficult, I think that owes more to the distance than the terrain or elevation. I was pleasantly surprised by the great number and variety of ferns in the forest.

Bill Watson
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Started at the far end and hiked to the tunnel under I-85 [had hiked from the other side previously], back to the bridge and walked down the road back to the car as had a limited amount of time. This was about 11 miles at 3mph. Provided good solitude, only saw one cyclist, and about ten others total. This section of the MST primarily hikes through woods and beside fields, beside swamps and farm ponds, next to an old railroad bridge and across a railroad track. Conditions are some muddy spots you can navigate, overgrown by grass [watch for ticks] with poison ivy and poison oak beside the trail in several spots. Some of the sections are really nice, with ferns, mayapple, wildflowers,lots of birds, and gentle slopes. Red Mill road is much busier than I imagined. Overall a nice hike, but there are nicer sections along Falls Lake.

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Angelika Barth
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HikingBugs

Took Honeycutt trail the other day to Neuse River. Lots of variation between forest, water, open space, wildflowers, interesting plants, etc. then today tried Epp Forest; which was mostly Forest. All in all nice little nature getaways!

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Sarah Morris
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HikingRocky

Rained earlier; still navigable. Side trails to lake unexplored.

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Sarah Morris
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Hiking

Hills. Pretty wildlife. Slippery in parts (post-rain). Nice water views. Not much foot traffic.

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Caroline F
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Running

One of the most beautiful trails I’ve done so far. A note in response to the last review — homeless folks are not inherently dangerous. I felt very safe on this trail.

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Nadine Sanchez
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Hiking

Moderate trail. Not too many people. Nice views. Would recommend.

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