hiking

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trail running

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wild flowers

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Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an oasis of tranquility, a peaceful havenWilliam B. Umstead State Park. Here, two worlds merge as the sounds of civilization give way to the unhurried rhythm of nature. Highways fade in the distance as trees, flowers, birds and streams form a more natural community. William B. Umstead is a place to escape the pressures of everyday life, a place to picnic in the pines, to wait for a fish to bite, to take a hike or horseback ride on trails through the woods. Divided into two sections, Crabtree Creek and Reedy Creek, this 5,579-acre park is easily accessible from Interstate 40 and US 70. Visit William B. Umstead State Park and enjoy this region of wilderness at the city's doorstep.

hiking
7 days ago

Great trail but extremely crowded during the weekends.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

on Sycamore Trail

hiking
26 days ago

Beautiful!!!

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Great trail. Adequate distance (6.5 mile from parked car) and incline to make it a good workout. Plenty of rocks and roots to make it interesting and good practice for tougher mountain trails. I went on a foggy Saturday when rain was expected. Not too many people. Some runners, a few dogs. Plenty of people with backpacks and trekking poles (possibly using the trail for backpacking practice like I was). The trail connected with another one (Reedy Creek Multi-Use) and there are tons of other trails within the park.

walking
29 days ago