Falls Lake, Raleigh, NC - this is a beautiful ride. Pack a picnic basket - do the ride - check it out - then go back to the car and grab the picnic. Bring your camera. Family oriented. Walking trails - plenty. If you want a moderately difficult ride you can take the WHITE trail to Ravens Ridge. From there you can pop over to Six Forks, but there's far fewer cars taking this track and it's a good couple of hours to make it out and back (1 hour each way).

This picnic area is at the end of the dam. You can drive your car out here and park 50 feet from this single picnic table, or you can ride your bike from the front gate (it's about a mile from the front gate to this location).

Remember, this isn't for the single guy or couple of people looking to go at break-neck speed. It's a great location but I wouldn't recommend it to long-riders....unless you take the blue trail over to Ravens Ridge. Then that opens your ride up nicely to a 5 miler each way...