Whether you’re new to backpacking or you’ve got plenty of backpacking miles under your belt, you don’t want to miss the T204 trip to Fall Lake State Recreation Area, May 20-22!

While just a short drive north of Raleigh, this very scenic park on Falls Lake has great camping and many hiking trails, including a portion of the Mountains to the Sea Trail.

This trip is terrific for first-time backpackers because we’ll be based at the same camping area each night (allowing us to leave some gear and food behind) and doing a very manageable distance “out-and-back” hike on Saturday, with another short hike on Sunday morning. You’ll also get a chance experience the typical (and yummy!) food used on backpacking trips. An additional option for Sunday is to visit “Go Ape” for a one-hour experience with their high ropes course and ziplines (to be determined).

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