hiking

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river

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wild flowers

lake

camping

views

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
2 days ago

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2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

quiet on a beautiful dec. day. I was scared by 9 mile description, but I did the 3 miles to park boundary for a 6.1 hike. The utility trail at 2.2 is good place to turn around if don't want to do rougher and hillier last mile. The trail must go another 2 miles in the Schenck forest.

hiking
9 days ago

Great trail! no summit views, but there is enough terrain that keeps it interesting! Pathway is mainly dirt, so a pups paws would be fine.

trail running
9 days ago

Great trail. Just enough rocks and roots to keep it interesting, especially in the late fall as the leaves make it tricky in spots. Well marked, no issues following the trails.

hiking
10 days ago

on Company Mill Loop

hiking
10 days ago

One of my very favorite at Umstead. The dogs love it too!!

hiking
11 days ago

nice distance,wooded trail, easy to moderate. yes facilities at Harrison entrance.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

lovely on a fall day! easy wooded trail