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Mountains-to-Sea Trail - Falls Lake South Shore Trail Section

photo: Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Photo by Thomson M wiki.

Length: 26.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Raleigh, NC, Blue
Ridge Parkway Segment NC Follows Blue Ridge Parkway in NC then across Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Tennessee line.

State(s): North Carolina
Counties: Wake
Longitude: -82.95407
Latitude: 35.31344

Driving Directions

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The Falls Lake section of the MST was constructed by volunteers in the early 1980s for a total of 26 miles of natural surface hiking along the south shore of Falls Lake. The land agencies along this section include the Army Corps of Engineers, NC Wildlife, NC State Parks and Recreation, and Wake County at Blue Jay Point- Due to the area being a metropolitan area the Falls Lake trail offers a unique hiking experience on natural surface and reminds hikers of a southern Appalachian experience. The Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail (FMST) - Falls Lake Task Forces oversee the maintenance of this section of the MST. In May of 2004 a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was singed to outline how each land agency and volunteers will work together to oversee the maintenance of the trail. See enclosed MOA document and trail map.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Jeff Brewer
8512 Bluebill Ct.
Raleigh , NC 27615
(919) 841-0088



Mountains-to-Sea Trail Sign. Photo by Idawriter wiki.

Mountains-to-Sea Trail Sign. Photo by Idawriter wiki.

Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Photo by Thomson M wiki.

Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Photo by Thomson M wiki.


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