When it comes to scenery, the Triangle sure has more than three sides. In and around the Triangle, you can take hikes that wind through river walks, poplar trees and holly forests. Hikes that explore bluffs, lake coves and wetlands. Morning till sunset, there’s a hike and a view for you!
Unless otherwise noted, the only things you will need are drinking water and comfortable walking or athletic shoes. Don’t forget to register for your hike. We’re excited you’re joining us!
Falls Lake State Recreation Area: Falls Lake Trail
Join us on a 3.5-mile thru-hike along the Falls Lake Trail as the sun sets and the moon rises. We will have great views of the lake from the Falls Lake Yorkshire Office to Blue Jay Point County Park. A state parks shuttle will give you a ride back to your vehicle at the trailhead.
Estimated Time: 2 hours
Parking Info: Falls Lake State Recreation Area, Yorkshire Regional Office, 12700 Bayleaf Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27614
Please contact the hike leader directly ([email protected]) if you plan to bring young hikers requiring a car seat or a dog.
Lake Johnson Park: West Loop
We will be hiking a mild to moderate difficulty, dirt/mulch trail that makes a 1.64 mile loop around the west end of Lake Johnson. Part of the area we will be hiking through is designated as environmentally sensitive due to some uncommon plant species that have historically been found there. Along this trail there is the possibility of seeing many types of wildlife such as blue herons, wood ducks, deer, and if we are really lucky, beavers and/or otters. This hike will also offer views of the lake and some wetland habitat.
Estimated Time: 1.5 hours
Parking Info: 5611 Jaguar Park Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
We will meet outside the Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center at Lake Johnson Park.