Falls Lake State Recreation Area — Falls Lake Trail

Neuse, North Carolina

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
The 34-mile Falls Lake Trail is likely the best trail in the Triangle that not many people know about—perhaps because Falls Lake is more associated with boating than hiking. Whatever the reason, the Falls Lake Trail offers some dandy hiking minus the crowds you’ll find at Raleigh’s Umstead State Park or Eno River State Park in Durham and Orange counties. This solitude is curious considering the trail is frequently within earshot of busy roadways and butts up to a growing number of homes. Still, the trail, which constitutes a sizeable chunk of the 900-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail’s passage through the Triangle, does an admirable job of offering escape.
100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

DESCRIPTION FROM:

100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

by Joe Miller (The Mountaineers Books)

The 34-mile Falls Lake Trail is likely the best trail in the Triangle that not many people know about—perhaps because Falls Lake is more associated with boating than hiking. Whatever the reason, the Falls Lake Trail offers some dandy hiking minus the crowds you’ll find at Raleigh’s Umstead State Park or Eno River State Park in Durham and Orange counties.

This solitude is curious considering the trail is frequently within earshot of busy roadways and butts up to a growing number of homes. Still, the trail, which constitutes a sizeable chunk of the 900-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail’s passage through the Triangle, does an admirable job of offering escape.

©  Joe Miller/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Neuse
Distance: 3.4
Elevation Gain: 136 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Best in Fall
Topo Map: Falls Lake State Recreation Area — Falls Lake Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: 100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

Trail Photos

Got photos of this trail? Upload Now

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Activity Feed


Uploaded photos at Calavera Preserve Trail

Uploaded gpx at Calavera Preserve Trail

Uploaded photos at Saddle Mountain