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Little Lick Creek

posted Jan 29, 2017, 11:15 AM by Justin P   [ updated Jan 29, 2017, 11:18 AM ]

Today was a beautiful day for a hike at Falls Lake.  Every year, I hike the Falls Lake and Eno River sections of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.  And today we hiked section 14, one of favorite sections from Baptist Road in Rolling View Recreation Area to Little Lick Creek.  It was chilly when we started but warmed up nicely. Near the end of the trail, we crossed the bridge over Little Lick Creek and then the boardwalk to dry land on the other side.  We stopped for a break on the boardwalk, before making our hike back.

The bridge and boardwalk are relatively new, having been constructed in the winter of 2011-2012.  With the bridge in place, the Falls Lake Trail was complete, almost 60 miles in total through north Raleigh and Durham.

In the fall of 2011, I made it out to this site before the bridge was constructed.  There had been another bridge that burned out long ago, and just the burnt pilings remain.  Here's an old picture from before the bridge was constructed (and the water level was a lot lower).