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Falls Lake Trail - Section 1

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Section 1 of the Falls Lake Trail leading from the dam at Falls of Neuse Road to Raven Ridge Road.


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3.6

Miles

5.7

KM

99%

Runnable

313' 95 m

High

225' 69 m

Low

197' 60 m

Up

152' 46 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

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Features Lake · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Description

The Falls Lake Trail is a 60-mile trail along the southern shore of Falls Lake and is a segment of the state-wide Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Section 1 starts at the Falls Dam/Tailrace area and starts along a gravel road. The trail then dips into the woods and comes to a split with the Blue-Dot Trail. Bear right to stay on the white-blazed trail (white circle blazes are used throughout the MST).

The trail crosses a road twice and then heads down some wooden steps towards the lake shore and follows the shore mostly south. The trail passes a clearing and then winds around a couple of coves. In about 2.5 miles, a spur trail leads to Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve, a City of Raleigh park.

Past here, the trail follows a rocky tributary of Honeycutt Creek and then follows Honeycutt Creek up to the bridge on Raven Ridge Road, which is the end of Section 1.

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Looking north on Falls Lake Recreation Area.
Oct 1, 2017 near Wake Fo…, NC

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Nov 5, 2018
Robert Juric
Ran 2miles out of the trail and turned back due to time constraints. Great trail, nice find during a work trip. 2mi