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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 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 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
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

Falls Lake State Recreation Area Hiking

  • 238 Miles 382 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 19 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 14 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 - 31

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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
4.1 mi 6.6 km #4Forest Ridge Park Shoreline Trail Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
Easy/Intermediate
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 11 
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 - 90

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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
Looking toward Falls Lake
Jul 26, 2021 near Wake Fo…, NC
Winter Creek
Jul 26, 2021 near Wake Fo…, NC
View of Falls Lake
Apr 9, 2021 near Wake Fo…, NC
Slight uphill
Apr 9, 2021 near Wake Fo…, NC
Trail entrance
Apr 9, 2021 near Wake Fo…, NC