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.
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