hiking

forest

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wildlife

trail running

kid friendly

river

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birding

mountain biking

wild flowers

camping

lake

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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.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

trail running
7 days ago

backpacking
12 days ago

Spending time hanging at the Old Mill was cool! There are large stones there that get your imagination going especially when you notice some of the smooth straight cuts in the solid stone. There no way mankind made these specific cuts. This trail has a lot of water all the way around.

backpacking
12 days ago

Be prepared for a little of everything on this trail. It has its inclines & declines. It has rocky, rooty (if that is a word) & smooth trails. It is cut through a large forest some you have loads of shade. Several places to to take a short break if you need one. There is water about 1/2 way in the loop.

backpacking
12 days ago

Refreshing easy trail with even terrain through a good forest. I backpacked to the camp ground & took Sal's Trail on the way back down which finishes at a lake.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

trail running
12 days ago

Good for a quick walk or run in the woods

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
15 days ago