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on New Hope Red Route

trail running
3 days ago

Although the trail is well marked on the trees, this is a difficult trail run to follow because the trail itself is covered. This made it difficult to tell where I was going and it was also difficult terrain. The views of Jordan Lake though are what make me want to go back!

hiking
11 days ago

Great location with many trails for all.

on Sal's Branch Trail

12 days ago

Great trail to get out walk with nature. Get there early and it is not so busy.

on Bass Lake

13 days ago

Beautiful hike on a mulched trail. Great Lake views, perfect for a short hike.

Pretty flat and not too many roots at the beginning. The elevation and tougher ground starts around the loop and it was a fun length! Good start to a day

Not hard at all. Mostly paved. It would be much better of a challenge for biking. Close to the road for a good portion

16 days ago

Don't forget to stop at the park's office and see the little nature museum. My only complaint is that the trail can be overcrowded on weekends and holidays with strollers and packs of people. The Sugg Farm area is more rugged and "officially not open" (according to the signs) but has lots more trails. Just keep you eyes open for copperheads and spider webs in summer.

This is my favorite trail at Umstead.

Good trail; moderately uphill/downhill at times. Was just fine with three dogs. Plenty of opportunities for them to hop in the water and cool off/swim.

Easy trail through a forested area and views of the creek.

Great easy trail that’s perfect for family. The back half of the loop has lots of roots to be careful of.

Very easy walk in a wooded area.

hiking
21 days ago

Very pretty trail.

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful trail with good views of the Reedy river and ruins of the mill.

21 days ago

As advertised: short but sweet! Signs along the way give info on native trees, which I found very interesting.

Not much to look at. Cyclists all over the trail.

24 days ago

Awesome easy trail, lots of wildlife, paved trail, great lake views.

hiking
25 days ago

Awesome trail with lots of hills and beautiful views of lake.

Fun and easy quick hike.

it's good trials..

A great trail to go on during a hot sunny day because of all the tree cover you get. Took the inner trails which run around near the lake. An easy walk with well kept trails.

on Lake Lynn Trail

hiking
26 days ago

We had been at Lake Lynn Trail twice! One with our pup (each dog we encountered had a leash and dog owners were courteous) Yesterday was our take #2. Right now, hit the lake after 5:30pm, you’ll not regretted (the majority of it is shaded) It is well marked, great for families, just to have a nice stroll after dinner, or just to hike while watching the beauty of the lake (and birds) It is an easy hike.

Beautiful trail but there were trees blocking a small portion of the path.

One of my favorites.

I took 2 dogs on this trail and managed it pretty easily. There was plenty of access to water for cooling off and loads of shade on the trail. Pretty cool hike!

It's a nice paved path. I only did a small section between Anderson and Lassiter mill but it's quite nice. A little muddy after all our rain but very shady.

Nice trail. Busy foot traffic. Well marked.

An excellent trail for a leisurely stroll through the forest. Informative nature center on site adds to appreciation of the uniqueness of the site.

Really comfortable, less crowded mulch trail

nice trail with slight incline for a moderate workout. good for a technical trail run. alot is by a creek making for nice scenery

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