Enjoyed my hike on the Creekside Trail. Went on a Sunday afternoon in July, and only encountered one other person while on the trail (plenty of people are on the the trail around Yates Mill Pond). Not the most scenic of trails, but was lucky and saw some wildlife including two plain belly water snakes, a fawn, and lots of turtles. I'm a novice hiker, so it took me about 2 hours to go out and back, but I also went slow after I almost stepped on a water snake in the early going. Trail was clearly marked for the most part, and only time I wasn't sure which way to go was when the loop started, so it worked out well. The NC State farms are visible most of the hike.
i enjoy this park. great places to relax and see nature. trails are good. the one around the lake is easy and flat, but the creekside trail is my favorite. consists mostly of 2x4 planks over swampy marshland, always quiet and peaceful. nice for an interesting, contemplative walk.