Falls Lake Trail - Section 5

 1 vote
Building Map
Loading Map Data
Map Settings
Featured Run
Trail

1.5 Miles 2.4 Kilometers

 

98% 

Runnable

Singletrack

107' 33 m

Ascent

-124' -38 m

Descent

299' 91 m

High

259' 79 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Unknown

Update

A section of the Falls Lake Trail/Mountains-to-Sea Trail from Bayleaf Church Road to Six Forks Road.

Justin Paul

Overview

Features: Lake — Views
Dogs: Leashed

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 5 breaks the 60 mile segment down even further, and starts at the end of Bayleaf Church Road. Roadside parking is available before the gate, but do not block the gate with your car. The Yorkshire Center is an administrative facility for Falls Lake State Recreation Area - there are no public amenities, including parking or restrooms.

Heading past the gate, turn left to begin Falls Lake Trail Section 5. The trail dips into the woods and runs along a couple of rolling hills as it approaches the lake. In under a half-mile, you'll leave state park property and enter game lands where hunting is permitted. The trail crosses several small tributaries on small footbridges with off-and-on views of the lake.

Pay attention to the white-circle blazes to stay on the trail. Several unofficial fisherman's trails intersect the main trail and lead to the lake shore, so it would be easy to get off the trail. Or follow one of these trails to find a secluded spot to enjoy beautiful views of the lake. In about 1.5 miles from the start, the trail will approach Six Forks Road. It follows a narrow drainage up to the road and Section 6 starts across the causeway.

Contacts

Rate Trail


   Clear

3.0 from 1 vote


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#6155

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
1 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
5 Star
0%
Rankings

#188

in North Carolina

#6,155

Overall
2 Views Last Month
34 Since Apr 1, 2016
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Conditions



Forecasting the weather...

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running