Pott's Branch Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Raleigh, NC that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.
dogs on leash
Pott's Branch Trail is a 1.3 mile easy loop trail located in the northeastern side of Umstead State Park near Raleigh, North Carolina accessed off Hwy US-70 that parallels a scenic stream/creek. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. It can be accessed via one of the two parking areas at the end of Umstead Parkway and can be used to connect to the Oak Rock or Sycamore Trails. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Great trail for younger kids and families that are not looking long extended work out. Goes along the creek and it is an easy jump over to the lake.
A favorite to blend with sycamore or oak rock. The parts along the creek are really beautiful
Hiked as part of three loop trails on an overcast Friday, I enjoyed Pott's Branch as a nice short loop that descends from either the first or second parking area at the end of the Umstead Parkway from the northeastern (Hwy 70) entrance. Pott's Branch Trail then travels along a scenic creek/stream and then back up to the parking area. Along the way you can cut over to the Sycamore Trail or Oak Rock trail (other side of the wooden platform with a short 0.1 mile walk to the Oak Rock tree). Marked with orange diamonds, this a good trail for children who like to explore.