Company Mill Loop

MODERATE 107 reviews

Company Mill Loop is a 5.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.8 miles 738 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Peace within the city, exciting iron bridge, historic dam ruins The Company Mill Trail can be surprisingly tranquil for it proximity to the capitol city. Approximately 25 minutes into the hike Crabtree Creek appears, which is where the Company Mill site existed back in the early 1800's. Remnants of the old dam are visible on both sides. Crossing an iron bridge, you begin the trail's loop section. Heading right, the trail follows the creek before walking up a short series of terraced steps. The views at the top will be minimal during the summer months. Continuing on, crossing the bike and bridle trail, takes you to a kiosk with information on the destructive impact of the Southern Pine Beetle. A sharp left keeps you on the trail, along Sycamore Creek. This back half of the loop can be very muddy and slick after a good rain. A slight elevation gain via a pair of switchbacks leads across the bridle trail once more. The remainder of the trail is easy hiking with very slight ups and downs. Follow along the creek to the bridge.

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29 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.

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1 month ago

Nice trail with some elevation for a good workout.

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1 month 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.

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2 months ago

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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