Forest Ridge Park


Opened 2017

Discover the Serene Beauty of Forest Park: An Idyllic Peninsula Retreat on Falls Lake

Since its opening in 2017, Forest Park has become a haven of tranquility located on a picturesque peninsula in Falls Lake. Spanning an expansive 587 acres of parkland adjacent to the lake, this remarkable destination offers ample space for visitors to immerse themselves in the wonders of nature and wildlife.

As you enter Forest Park, you will be greeted by a wealth of amenities designed to enhance your experience. Enjoy the sprawling playground, abundant parking facilities, a delightful visitors’ center, clean and modern restrooms, and convenient picnic shelters. Whether you are seeking thrilling adventures or quiet relaxation, Forest Park caters to your every need.

Embrace the spirit of exploration as you embark on the park’s mountain biking and multi-use trails that meander through scenic landscapes and lead you to the tranquil shores of Falls Lake. Engage in the time-honored art of fishing, witness the vibrant wildlife in the designated wildlife garden, or participate in captivating nature programs that offer insight into the natural wonders surrounding you.

Forest Park is a sanctuary of peace, allowing you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect with the serenity of nature. With its vast expanses of parkland, you will find solace in its tranquil ambiance and rejuvenate your spirit amidst the lush greenery.

Operating from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Forest Ridge Park welcomes visitors during these hours. Please note that park gates will promptly close at 6 p.m., so plan your visit accordingly to make the most of your time in this enchanting retreat.

The park boasts a diverse range of trails suitable for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. Explore both paved and unpaved trails, each offering a unique experience. Be sure to check out the newly designed single-track mountain bike trail, perfect for thrill-seekers and cycling enthusiasts. Keep in mind that adverse weather and environmental conditions, typically following rain events, may require the closure of the single-track trails. Stay updated on trial conditions by viewing the Trail Status or contacting the park office for the latest information.

Take advantage of Forest Park’s exceptional facilities, including three miles of single-track mountain bike trails encompassing both a two-mile loop and a one-mile loop. Additionally, enjoy 1.25 miles of unpaved multi-use trails and four miles of natural surfaced hiking trails. For those who prefer paved pathways, Forest Park offers a network of well-maintained paved trails to explore at your leisure.

Disc golf enthusiasts can indulge in the seasonal 9-hole disc golf course, available from mid-October through mid-March during regular park hours. Begin your disc golf adventure at the first tee box, conveniently located just south of the main parking lot. To ensure the enjoyment and sustainability of the course, please adhere to all course guidelines. Loaner discs are also available at the park office for your convenience.

If fishing is your passion, Forest Park has you covered. Enjoy fishing during park hours and take advantage of the loaner fishing equipment provided free of charge. Please note that fishing areas along the bank are subject to environmental conditions, and the park office does not provide bait. Additionally, ensure compliance with state fishing regulations for a seamless fishing experience.

Escape to Forest Park and relish in the natural splendor of this idyllic peninsula retreat. Immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of captivating trails, recreational activities, and breathtaking scenery. Discover a sanctuary where nature and tranquility converge to create unforgettable memories.


Forest Ridge Park

2100 Old NC 98 HWY
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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