The hike will be 7.4 miles from the eastern end of the Falls Lake Trail Section #15 (Little Rogers Rd. and Jimmy Rogers Rd.) to the western end of the Falls Lake Trail Section #18 (Hickory Hill Boat Ramp). Meetup at at the Car Pool Location, on Redwood Rd. (Hickory Hill Boat Ramp parking lot) at 9:00 AM. From there at 9:10 AM we'll carpool to the Hike Start Location which is a parking area at the intersection of Little Rogers Rd. and Jimmy Rogers Rd. The hike will start at 9:30 AM and end at approximately 12:30 PM.
Car Pool Location: Hickory Hill Boat Ramp, 4601 Redwood Rd. Durham, NC 27704 (Between E. Geer St. and Hereford Rd.)
Hike Start Location: Little Rogers Rd and Jimmy Rogers Rd. Durham, NC 27704
The 60 mile Falls Lake Trail 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 in October and November. Some hikes will involve car pooling while others will be out and back hikes.
Reference Art's Hiking Maps of the Falls Lake Trail (http://www.artshikingmaps.info/FLT/FLT.shtml) 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.
Remember to bring water and insect repellent.
A contact number will be sent to members who RSVP for this event.