Past Meetup

Falls Lake/MST Sections 7 & 8 - 11 MILES

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Join your THOG friends for the next in a series of hikes along the Falls Lake Trail, a section of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail. This week, we will hike sections 7 and 8 in North Raleigh/Wake Forest to Shinleaf State Recreation Area.

Due to limited parking at the trailhead, we will meet and carpool to the trailhead and then hike Sections 7 and 8 up and back. The hike will be about 11 miles, so please plan on at least 4 hours. Fit hikers only as we will be hiking at a brisk pace with only a few quick breaks.

WARNING - Have had to bushwhack around flooded areas on every section of the trail so far this year, so please expect some bushwhacking on these sections too.

This hike is a 3 by the THOG hiking scale - slight intermittent elevation gains, rocks, tree roots.


• 1 - 2 liters of water

• Snack

• Good hiking boots

• Rain Gear, depending on weather forecast

• Blaze Orange Vest (not required)

No dogs or children please.

I will email all participants with a Yes RSVP 24 hours before the hike with the carpool location.


I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety.

Your RSVP indicates release of liability as indicated in the TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY above.