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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.

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7 days ago

Good hike and well kept but not very scenic. Solid workout though.

on Sycamore Trail

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12 days ago

Well marked trails; lots of nice trees

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13 days ago

on Sal's Branch Trail

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16 days ago

We love routinely doing a loop that includes Loblolly and Reedy Creek Lake Trail...busy morning this morning because of nice cool weather temps, but the creek was quite low which is a bummer for the dogs. If you want an uphill climb at end, start on Loblolly and take crushed gravel Reedy Creek Lake Trail back. If not, reverse. The loop is about 4.5 miles and on pretty easy surfaces.

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