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Fall Hikes at Falls Lake

Sunrise at Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Bike trails:


Map of North Carolina – Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Contact the park



Visitor center

13304 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.0116, -78.6888



14600 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.0362, -78.6850


B.W. Wells campground

1630 Bent Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 35.9861, -78.6315


Highway 50

13900 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.0216, -78.6902


Holly Point campground

14424 New Light Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.0100, -78.6575


Rolling View

4201 Baptist Road
Durham, NC 27703

GPS: 36.0085, -78.7291


Sandling Beach

14601 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 36.0423, -78.6984


Shinleaf campground

13708 New Light Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

GPS: 35.9938, -78.6595



  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • Not all day-use areas are open year-round. Please check the park's operating season schedule for dates.


  • All campground gates have 24-hour access when the campground is operating.
  • Please check the park's operating season schedule for dates.
  • Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


  • September 3, 2019
    to April 11, 2020:

Open Monday to Friday:
8:00am to 5:00pm

closed on state holidays

  • April 12, 2020 to
    September 7, 2020:

Open daily:
8:00am to 5:00pm

Operating season

►    2020 Schedule




Fall Hikes at Falls Lake

Come explore local hiking trails on Falls Lake and the Mountains-To-Sea trail. Beginner and experienced hikers welcome!

If you’ve dreamed of hiking, but have yet to try it or don't want to go alone, it’s time to get out there! Experienced hikers and those new to hiking are welcome to join on moderate paced afternoon hikes exploring the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) and other trails on Falls Lake. Meet at different locations to see the beauty our local trails have to offer. Come rain or shine!

Location will vary by date, please click the link below for locations (will include distance and trail difficulty).

We do ask that everyone continue practicing social distancing during the hikes and wear masks. Please stay home if you have been or are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19 which includes: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea. Thank you for keeping us and everyone else safe!

Click the link for additional information and to see available dates.  Please sign up online in advance to participate.

Date of Event: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 1:00pm to Monday, November 30, 2020 - 1:00pm

Start Location: 
Falls Lake State Recreation Area