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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

Point to Point

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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Justin Paul

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Entry.
Apr 29, 2022 near Rolesville, NC
Uphill.
Apr 29, 2022 near Rolesville, NC
Trail decision.
Dec 25, 2021 near Wake Fo…, NC
Small creek.
Dec 25, 2021 near Wake Fo…, NC
Looking north on Falls Lake Recreation Area.
Oct 1, 2017 near Wake Fo…, NC

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Check-Ins

Aug 4, 2021
Rebekah Hartzell
3.4mi
Dec 6, 2020
Stephen Cressionnie
Nov 14, 2020
Paige Donnelly
Here we go!
Apr 5, 2020
Arki Parada
Round trip from house.
Apr 20, 2019
Kyle Guyre
Feb 2, 2019
PinkyBrain Ohshit.world
We went from Falls Lake recreational parking on Fall's Dam Road to the end of the Honeycutt Trail. Clean, Fun, Some challenging spots. 6.3mi — 3h 33m
Nov 27, 2018
Bill West
Aug 7, 2018
Megan Chester
4.5mi