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Wake Forest Reservoir

 3.7 (15)

3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

34' 10 m

Ascent

-34' -10 m

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Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

313' 95 m

High

299' 91 m

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Shared By Colton Lock

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All Clear 33 days ago
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A great trail for a quick out-and-back.

Colton Lock

Dogs Off-leash

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Overview

This is the best trail in Wake Forest. It's close to the downtown area but it has a nice natural feel as it heads up and back the west shore of the reservoir.

Description

The best place to park is the dirt lot on the southwest side of the lake by the dam off of Traditions Grande BLVD. Take the trail north (an out-and-back, which you'll return on) until you dead end into the road (Oak Grove Church Rd).

Please be respectful of the homes near the trail. This property is owned by the City of Wake Forest and is a great resource for hikers and bikers.

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Aug 16, 2018
Charlie Charping
Balls Hot° 5000mi
Jul 15, 2018
Dirk W
3.3mi
Apr 28, 2018
JuanCarlos JCV
4.6mi — 0h 50m
Apr 23, 2018
Michael Zembek
Pretty fun little trail, with some somewhat difficult obstacles scattered throughout. I go here quite often since I’m right down the road. 6mi
Sep 30, 2017
Maddy Hatter
Aug 5, 2017
Nick Post
5mi
Apr 2, 2017
Allison Toomey
First time on this trail 4.3mi
Feb 18, 2017
Derek Versteegen
Dry and fast! 7mi — 2h 15m

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  3.7 from 15 votes

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Jim Russo
the Triangle
Jim Russo   the Triangle
what happened to the rest of the trail on the east side of the reservoir??? May 9, 2017
echoing Jim...any idea what happened to the trails on the east side of the reservoir? May 12, 2017
We were hiking not biking. Pleasant enough trail that appears to end at Oak Grove Church Road. However if you carry on the road over the bridge, there is an obvious trail on the other side of the reservoir. The trail ended just by the spillway of the reservoir. We walked over the spillway to return to the lot. Short pleasant loop trail. Aside from the abrupt end, it looked feasible to be biked. Sep 30, 2017

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