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Falls Lake Trail (Mountains-to-Sea Trail)

The Falls Lake Trail is a pet-friendly part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail in Wake Forest, NC. This hiking path in the Falls Lake State Recreation Area can be easily accessed at the Falls Lake Dam information center, Blue Jay Point County Park, Shinleaf access, the Falls Lake Park office and Rolling View access. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Visit Website

Or call (919) 676-1027 or email falls.lake@ncparks.gov for more information.


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Falls Lake Trail (Mountains-to-Sea Trail) has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 3 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 167 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Logan
    Dec 3, 2020
    On leash only

    Great place to hike with your dog!
    But please keep your puppy on a leash especially between September and New Years. During that time it is deer season and most of the trail runs through public game land.
    Remember though just because your dog is friendly doesn't mean someone else's dog is. It's not just a safety issue but you can and will get a ticket from the local game warden or park ranger if they see you as it is against the law to have them off leash.

  • Karen
    Jul 30, 2018
    Lake Swim

    We took our puppy to Falls lake Swim beach and had a wonderful time. Your dog can swim in the lake out side of the roped area to the left or right. You can also hike the trails. Bathrooms are available as well as fresh water wash off area. Will definitely go back.

  • Arthur
    More than a year ago
    More than you thought

    For starters, the trail is 66 miles long running from Falls Dam north of Raleigh to Penny's Bend near Durham.

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