Falls Lake - Hickory Hills III
Put In - Located at the Hickory Hills boat ramp. The put in is to the right of the boat ramps near a small dirt beach . Parking is in the area parking lot. Unload to the right of the boat ramps and then park up in the parking lot.
Distance/Time - 7.3 miles/4 hours
Difficulty - Difficult
Trip Directions - Head south from the boat ramp towards Old Weaver bridge. The lake is so low I had to use the GPS to show me the original Neuse River channel so that I would not run a ground. After the bridge I headed towards the right bank where you can see rock formations along the bank. This is the original river channel and since the lake is so low you can see very old cavitations in the rocks. It was a windy day so on the way back it was a tough paddle. A warning sign on the bridge warns you of the possibility of high wind.
Hazards - Shallow water and wind.