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Falls Lake/MST Sections 9 & 10 - 7 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 9 and 10 in Wake Forest from Shinleaf Recreation Area to the Falls Lake Visitor Center.

Due to limited parking at the trailhead, we will meet and carpool to the trailhead and then hike Sections 9 and 10 up and back.

The hike will be about 7 miles, so please plan on at least 2.5 hours. Fit hikers only as we will be hiking at a brisk pace with only a few quick breaks. There is an option once back at Shinleaf to hike the Peninsula Trail for another 2 miles.

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

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