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Wake Forest Reservoir

 11 votes

Length

3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers


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Singletrack

Elevation

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

Colton Lock

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.
Dogs: Off-leash

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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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
Feb 11, 2017
Derek Versteegen
Dry and fast. 7.7mi
Dec 26, 2016
Derek Versteegen
Enjoyed another winter ride. Set the GoPro to snap pictures every 10 seconds - enjoy the new photos! 5mi — 1h 45m
Nov 4, 2016
Tom Fontana
good combination of flow and technical.
Jun 4, 2016
Derek Versteegen
Just moved to the state (from flat Illinois) and hadn't been on my bike for a couple months. This is perfect for me: close by, challenging enough. 4mi — 1h 00m

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  3.5 from 11 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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