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greenBlue Falls Lake Trail - Section 1

Trail

3.6 mile 5.7 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 197' 60 m
Descent: -152' -46 m
High: 313' 95 m
Low: 225' 69 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Justin Paul

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

Justin Paul

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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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

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