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Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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Recommended Routes in Falls Lake State Recreation Area - 3

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Favorite Beautiful ferns along this trail.
Intermediate

Horton Grove Nature Preserve Loop

6.0 mi 9.6 km 299' Up 91.1 m Up 299' Down 91.05 m Down

Butner, NC
Favorite Scary bridge
Intermediate

Jimmy Rogers Road Out-and-Back

7.6 mi 12.3 km 232' Up 70.63 m Up 232' Down 70.79 m Down

Gorman, NC
Favorite Barn
Intermediate

Rolling View Marina View Out-and-Back

8.2 mi 13.1 km 427' Up 130.28 m Up 426' Down 129.93 m Down

Creedmoor, NC

Falls Lake State Recreation Area Running

  • 239 Miles 384 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 19 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 15 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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Trails in Falls Lake State Recreation Area - 32

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3.6 mi 5.7 km #1Falls Lake Trail - Section 1
Easy/Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Jordan Trail
Intermediate
Butner, NC
Intermediate
Butner, NC
3.6 mi 5.7 km #3Shoreline Trail Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
1.5 mi 2.5 km #4Shinleaf Day Use Area Trail
Easy
Wake Forest, NC
Easy
Wake Forest, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #5Hidden Rocks Loop
Intermediate
Rolesville, NC
Intermediate
Rolesville, NC
76.7 mi 123.4 km #6Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Segment 10
Intermediate
Hillsborough, NC
Intermediate
Hillsborough, NC 12 
3.4 mi 5.4 km #7Falls Lake Trail: Section 6
Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
0.5 mi 0.8 km #8Pond Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Raleigh, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Raleigh, NC
0.8 mi 1.2 km #9Sowell Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Butner, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Butner, NC
1.6 mi 2.5 km #10Justice Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Butner, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Butner, NC

Photos of Falls Lake State Recreation Area - 101

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The MST is well-marked - lots of round white blazes, even on rocks along the trail!
Dec 25, 2021 near Gorman, NC
Lovely walk relatively flat. Even in 95 degree heat the canopy made it at least 10 degrees cooler.
Jul 22, 2020 near Butner, NC
Beautiful ferns along this trail.
Jul 22, 2020 near Butner, NC
Entry.
Apr 29, 2022 near Rolesville, NC
Uphill.
Apr 29, 2022 near Rolesville, NC
Trail decision.
Dec 25, 2021 near Wake Fo…, NC
Small creek.
Dec 25, 2021 near Wake Fo…, NC
Train track crossing along the MST section 10.
Dec 25, 2021 near Gorman, NC