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Falls Lake Trail, Sections 1 & 2. Part of the MST! 12.6 miles

The Basics:

We will hike Sections 1 and 2 of the Falls Lake Trail from Falls Lake Dam to Possum Track Road and back.

Hiking Info:
Distance: 12.6 miles so plan on 4 hours of hiking.
Pace: 3-3.5 mph with a few stops.
Fit hikers only as we will be hiking at a brisk pace with only a few quick breaks.

What to bring:

- 1-2 liters of water and a snack
- Sturdy boots
- No dogs or children please


Starting Location:,-78.580618&num=1&t=h&z=18

Trail Information:
This is a THOG Level 3 hike (slight intermittent elevation gains, rocks, tree roots). Boots are recommended.  No dogs or children please.

The Falls Lake Trail is part of the Mountain to Sea Trail. It starts at the Falls Lake Dam and runs along the southern border of the lake until it meets the Eno River State about 60 miles away. Hiking this trail in winter is best as the hiker is afforded many views of the lake that are obscured during the summer.

The sections are detailed on this site: , and the section numbers I reference are based on this guide.


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  • Keith W.

    What an amazing day to hike. Thanks for coming out everyone.

    March 30, 2013

    • Laura

      Thank you!! Enjoyed it and meeting everyone.

      1 · March 31, 2013

  • jim s.

    Great Weather, pace and scenery

    March 30, 2013

  • Steve T

    fyi: Turkey season is April 6 to May 11, plan accordingly.

    March 29, 2013

    • Keith W.

      Thanks for the heads up Steve. I had forgot that season was coming up on a week.

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry something came out

    March 29, 2013

    • Keith W.

      OK. Thanks for letting me know.

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    if no rain

    March 28, 2013

  • Andrea

    I would love to do this, but don't think I can go quite that fast for that long ;) Hope to see this one again.

    March 27, 2013

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