Falls Lake Trail - Section 5
ElevationAscent: 107' 33 m
Descent: -124' -38 m
High: 299' 91 m
Low: 259' 79 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)
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“A section of the Falls Lake Trail/Mountains-to-Sea Trail from Bayleaf Church Road to Six Forks Road.”— Justin Paul
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.
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