January 1, 2011 · 12:30 PM
Get the New Year off to a great hiking start by joining us for a hike along the Falls Lake portion of the Mountain To Sea Trail (MTS). We’ll meet at 12:30 PM on New Years Day near RollingView State Recreation Area and hike through State Park and Wildlife Resources Commission Land. We’ll hike Section 14 of the MTS trail heading westerly for about 3.5 miles to Santee Road and then retrace our steps to the parking lot. Total mileage will be about seven miles over about four hours including breaks. This section is one of the most varied hikes along the Falls Lake trail with open areas, outstanding lake views, beaches and mixed forests. Meet at the MTS trail parking lot near the RollingView State Recreation Area. This is about 4.1 miles from NC 98 along Baptist Road, on the left about ¼ mile before the RollingView Entrance Station. Baptist Road heads north from NC 98 near John Neal Middle School. This junction is about 5 miles east of US 70 and about 5.5 miles west of NC 50. Parking is limited here so car pool as possible. For more info, contact Jim Avery at[masked] or [masked].