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Wake Forest Reservoir

Intermediate
 3.5 (20) 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 Allowed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Colton Lock with improvements by Glenn Lawrece

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 20 votes

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  3.5 from 20 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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Mar 20, 2021
Brian Lord
1h 57m
Dec 26, 2020
Brian Lord
12.4mi — 2h 07m
Dec 19, 2020
Brian Lord
16mi — 3h 03m
Dec 15, 2020
Brian Lord
7.4mi — 1h 05m
Dec 12, 2020
Brian Lord
20.9mi — 3h 22m
Oct 1, 2020
Brian Lord
Lot of stumps!!!!!!!!! 10.6mi — 1h 57m
Jul 24, 2020
Matt Thomas
The west side of the reservoir was rooty and not very flowy. The east side of the reservoir had great trails, lots of jumps, long tech. Down hills. 4.3mi — 0h 40m
Jan 1, 2020
David Thurston