Geological Trail Guide to the Falls Lake Trail: 

A Field Trip Resource for All Levels

Stoddard, Edward, F., North Carolina Geological Survey, Raleigh, NC 27699-1620; Bradley, Philip J., North Carolina Geological Survey, Raleigh, NC 27699-1620, pbradley@ncdenr.gov; Clark, Timothy, W., Mathematics and Sciences Division, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC 27603; Blake, David, E., Department of Geography and Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5944

Abstract

Link to abstract at https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2012SE/finalprogram/abstract_202464.htm

Geologic Themes
Metamorphic rocks, sedimentary rocks, ductile and brittle faults, igneous processes, Raleigh terrane, Crabtree terrane, Falls Lake terrane, Carolina terrane, Deep River Triassic basin

Other Related Field Trip Guides

Blake, D.E., Clark, T.W., and Heller, M.J., 2001, A temporal view of terranes and structures in the eastern North Carolina Piedmont, in Hoffman, C.W., ed. Field Trip Guidebook for the 50th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America, Raleigh, North Carolina, p. 149-180.

Clark, T.W., Gore, P.J., and Watson, M.E., 2001, Depositional and structural framework of the Deep River Triassic basin, North Carolina, in Hoffman, C.W., ed. Field Trip Guidebook for the 50th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America, Raleigh, North Carolina, p. 27-50.

Stoddard, E.F. and Blake, D.E., eds., 1994, Geology and Field Trip Guide, Western Flank of the Raleigh metamorphic belt, North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina Geological Survey, Carolina Geological Society Guidebook for 1994, 110 p. Link

Published Maps

Horton, J.W., Jr., Blake, D.E., Wylie, A.S., Jr., and Stoddard, E.F., 1992, Geologic map of the Falls Lake-Wake Forest area, northcentral North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 92-269, scale 1:24,000.http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_19243.htm

Site Access

Sites are located along the Falls Lake Trail and can be accessed from multiple locations. The Falls Lake Trail is part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail system.

See Google Map link for location of start of Falls Lake Trail: 35.9399, -78.5807

USGS 7.5-Minute Quadrangles: Wake Forest, Bayleaf, Creedmoor, an NE Durham

Important Info.
Locations include State Park land and Corps of Engineers land - The collection of minerals and rock samples is prohibited! 
Link to Online Guide