hiking

forest

dogs on leash

wildlife

trail running

kid friendly

river

walking

birding

mountain biking

wild flowers

camping

lake

views

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.

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2 days ago

I had a wonderful time hiking on the this trail. It was a nice woods trail with some scenic views around the lake. The traffic was light and the wood was quiet and with some nice streams.

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3 days ago

Nice trail with some elevation for a good workout.

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4 days ago

Nice trail but traffic was bit too heavy for me.

Great trial

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24 days ago

It has two trails: "Sycamore" this one is flat route. If you'd like to get adventurous, take the "Company Mill Loop", its amidst woods.

Very good trail to hike, extremely great for bikes...... easy to follow and beautiful in general.

Nice trail. So crowded. Counted the number of times the two college students in front of us said "like". Probably be a really nice hike mid week. More of an exercise trail than a hiking trail. At least on the weekends.

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1 month ago

Trails were flat and easy to follow but it is quite noisy from the nearby airport.

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1 month ago

A bit crowded, but a lovely fall walk with our dog.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Nice easy hike. Perfect for my dog, pretty scenery with the lake!