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Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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209 mi 336 km of trail 3 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 15 Trails Intermediate Trails 15 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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Recommended Routes in Falls Lake State Recreation Area - 3

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Favorite The Wildlife Viewing Platform is a great place to make a sketch, view birds, or enjoy lunch.
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

Trails in Falls Lake State Recreation Area - 28

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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
1.5 mi 2.5 km #3Shinleaf Day Use Area Trail
Easy
Wake Forest, NC
Easy
Wake Forest, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #4Hidden Rocks Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Rolesville, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Rolesville, NC
76.7 mi 123.4 km #5Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Segment 10
Intermediate
Hillsborough, NC
Intermediate
Hillsborough, NC 10 
3.4 mi 5.4 km #6Falls Lake Trail: Section 6
Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
0.8 mi 1.2 km #7Sowell Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Butner, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Butner, NC
1.6 mi 2.5 km #8Justice Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Butner, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Butner, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km #9Pyne Trail
Intermediate
Gorman, NC
Intermediate
Gorman, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km #10Treyburn Greenway: Old Oxford Hwy Section
Intermediate
Gorman, NC
Intermediate
Gorman, NC
1.1 mi 1.7 km #11The Gaunlet
Intermediate
Creedmoor, NC
Intermediate
Creedmoor, NC
0.6 mi 0.9 km #12Rock Point Trail
Difficult
Wake Forest, NC
Difficult
Wake Forest, NC
0.3 mi 0.4 km #13Wild Comfrey
Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
0.4 mi 0.7 km #14Multi-Use Trail
Easy
Wake Forest, NC
Easy
Wake Forest, NC
2.0 mi 3.3 km #15Road Closed Trail
Intermediate
Butner, NC
Intermediate
Butner, NC
0.5 mi 0.8 km #16Pond Loop
Easy
Raleigh, NC
Easy
Raleigh, NC
1.2 mi 2.0 km #17Multi-Use Trail
Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
30.5 mi 49.1 km #18Neuse River Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
1.5 mi 2.4 km #19Falls Lake Trail - Section 5
Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
2.6 mi 4.2 km #20Falls Lake Trail - Section 2
Intermediate
Rolesville, NC
Intermediate
Rolesville, NC
3.0 mi 4.8 km #21Falls Lake Trail Section 3
Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #22Teknika Parkway Greenway
Intermediate
Gorman, NC
Intermediate
Gorman, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #23Epps Forest Loop
Easy
Rolesville, NC
Easy
Rolesville, NC
0.3 mi 0.4 km #24Ridge Park Road
Easy
Wake Forest, NC
Easy
Wake Forest, NC
0.4 mi 0.6 km #25Cash Point Trail
Easy
Gorman, NC
Easy
Gorman, NC
0.2 mi 0.3 km #26Point Trail
Easy
Wake Forest, NC
Easy
Wake Forest, NC
67.2 mi 108.2 km #27Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Segment 11
Easy
Wake Forest, NC
Easy
Wake Forest, NC
2.9 mi 4.6 km #28Falls Lake Trail - Section 4
Intermediate/Difficult
Wake Forest, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Wake Forest, NC

Photos of Falls Lake State Recreation Area - 82

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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
The cedar bridges, handcrafted from local cedar by TLC staff, are great to have around Horton Grove Nature Preserve, especially when it's been raining.
Jan 5, 2016 near Butner, NC
Barn
Sep 4, 2020 near Gorman, NC
Sign stating, there is 60 miles of trails to Falls Lake Dam.
Aug 19, 2020 near Gorman, NC
MST along Ellerbee
Jul 9, 2020 near Gorman, NC
MST
Jul 9, 2020 near Gorman, NC
Scary bridge
Jul 9, 2020 near Gorman, NC