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Wake Forest Reservoir

Intermediate
 3.5 (17) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great trail for a quick out-and-back.


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3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

100%

Singletrack

313' 95 m

High

299' 91 m

Low

34' 10 m

Up

34' 10 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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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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Shared By:

Colton Lock

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 17 votes

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  3.5 from 17 votes
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Coming back toward the reservoir dam treats you to this water front section.
Jun 6, 2016 near Wake Fo…, NC
A great trail with plenty of nice views if you don't mind stopping for a quick look.
Jun 6, 2016 near Wake Fo…, NC
The reservoir dam - an early morning photo of the glassy water!
Jun 6, 2016 near Wake Fo…, NC
A cool creek/rock crossing - beautiful scenery throughout this trail - quite a few exposed tree roots early on to manage.
Jun 6, 2016 near Wake Fo…, NC
Eventually, you'll find you're way back to the main trail on the other side of the same, second, cove.
Dec 26, 2016 near Wake Fo…, NC
As you come to this second cove, there is a fork coming. Stay left, again, to take another alternate route with a good climb and some new terrain.
Dec 26, 2016 near Wake Fo…, NC

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Jan 1, 2020
David Thurston
Jun 4, 2019
August Peterson
Aug 19, 2018
Bryan Monroe
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