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Falls Lake Trail Hike - Sections 7 & 8

We'll hike 6.2 miles from the eastern end of the Falls Lake Trail Section #7 to the western end of the Falls Lake Trail Section #8. The hike will start at the Hike Start Location and end at the Car Pool Location. We'll first meet at 9:00 AM at the Car Pool Location, the Shinleaf Recreation Area located at 13708 New Light Road. Meet in the large paved parking lot at the end of road near the restrooms.  From there we'll car pool to the Hike Start Location which is the gravel parking lot at the Upper Barton Creek Boat Ramps on Six Forks Road to start hiking at 9:30 AM.

The 60 mile Falls Lake Trail, divided into 23 sections, starts at the Falls Lake Dam and ends at Penny's Bend. We'll be hiking the entire length of the trail via a series of hikes this Fall. Most hikes will involve car pooling while others will be out and back hikes.

Car Pool Location: 13708 New Light Road, Wake Forest, NC 27614

Hike Start Location:Upper Barton Boat Ramps Six Forks Rd. Raleigh, NC 27614

Reference Art's Hiking Maps of the Falls Lake Trail for additional information and how to obtain copies of the Falls Lake Trail map. Copies of the trail map are also available at some Falls Lake park offices. This newly released (Feb. 25, 2011) Falls Lake Trail map by Arthur (Art) W. Kelley is a must have if you're not already familiar with the trail.

Portions of the Falls Lake Trail we'll be hiking go through NC Game Lands which permits hunting. Wearing bright clothing is recommended. Remember to bring water and insect repellent.

A contact number will be sent to members who RSVP for this event.

 

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  • Isabelle

    Wonderful day for a hike. Good company, great exercise, nice section of the trail... what more would one want ?

    October 15, 2013

  • Robin A.

    Sorry guys. Seems like I'm putting oil in the water. I will cancel this for me and my sister and understand that in the future that I should only sign up for what has been arranged. No problem for me. I hope none for you. Terry, if I did that last time...I'm doing it again. Double sorry.

    October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not able to attend. Hope my circumstances change so I can be more consistent

    October 15, 2013

  • Robin A.

    I have other commitments so my sister and I will meet you at the Barton Creek Hike start location. We will hike about 3 miles and then head back for my car. Hope this is okay!

    October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Need to go to my mom in Chapel Hill.

    October 14, 2013

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  • Isabelle
    Emerald (500+) Member, Assistant Organizer
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