Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in William B. Umstead State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Reedy creek trail is for bikers, only becomes interesting when on loblolly. And that trail is recommended . Wouldn’t recommend this loop

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful park but this trail is not “hard” difficulty level. The path is a very level and wide sand and grave path like a road; although there is a lot of elevation to traverse it does not require much thought or effort and feels rather domesticated.

hiking
4 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

Tough trail run. Always makes you want to come back for more

Hill Training!

the first half was basically a road. it was very quiet for being so close to Raleigh. my kids (13, 10, 5, & 3) rocked it! the last mile was mostly uphill.

mountain biking
8 months ago

pretty area. more up and down than I expected. broad gravel trail.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

just a gravel road. no challenge.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

accessed Crabtree creek trail from house creek greenway....gps for this option takes u to an apartment complex on Baymar street with no trespassing signs, housecreek has gravel parking next to McDonald's

Monday, April 17, 2017

Plan this for the kids or those wanting to learn about the trees. The educational signage is great.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Very good trail to hike, extremely great for bikes...... easy to follow and beautiful in general.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

We started this hike at the intersection of Company Mill trail. We wanted to see the dam. As soon as we started, the road was very busy with bikers, but it was wide enough for all. This road is still shaded, and is curvy. It leads down to the dam, and out the park to the asphalt road and back to the parking lot. I think if you are a biker, this is an amazing trail. For hikers, the Company Mill trail was much more authentic.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I customized this loop by starting at the Loblobby trail and then walking on the Reedy Creek Multi-use track and joining back the Loblobby trail to finish. This is a good trail with a mix of a medium and easy treks. The trail was mostly quiet being a weekday. I got a good workout from this 4.5 mile custom loop trail.

Friday, November 27, 2015

It's very easy to go off trail because of all the socials trails connecting to it, but a pretty side trail nonetheless.

mountain biking
Monday, May 25, 2015

Great day for a bike ride... low 70s and sunny. South Turkey Creek Trail is part of the Umstead State Park multi-use trail system (MUTs) and connects the Reedy Creek trail to the North Turkey Creek and Cedar Ridge trails. This trail is about 1.5 miles and is mostly an easy to moderate connector trail, not much else. Still it makes a nice respite from the uphills you’ll face going in any direction.

mountain biking
Monday, May 25, 2015

Reedy Creek Multi-use trail (MUT) is the main trail from Old Reedy Creek Road to all the other MUTs in William B. Umstead State Park. It's approx 4.5 miles one way and is mostly flat (especially at the start) crushed gravel road with a few challenging uphills and nice fast downhills. It's used by hikers, bikers and horseback riders and gives you a great workout getting more challenging the further you go - it finishes at Reedy Creek road at the south end where it connects to the South Turkey Creek Trail. Great for a Saturday morning workout and can be combined with numerous other trails.

mountain biking
Monday, May 25, 2015

Cedar Ridge is the second most challenging mountain bike rides of the formal multi-use trails (MUTs) in Umstead State Park, and includes a stream crossing at Sycamore Creek. Not as challenging as North Turkey Creek, it includes some good ups and downs and thick woods. Connects the Reedy Creek MUT to the intersection of South and North Turkey Creek trails.

mountain biking
Monday, May 25, 2015

Reedy Creek Lake Trail is a nice downhill from the Umstead State Park Reedy Creek Entrance (take the right turn from just before the main parking lots to the trailhead) that connects you to the rest of the multi-use trails (MUTs). It's a little over half a mile down to Reedy Creek Lake. The trail can connect you back to the Loblolly trail if you take the right on the South Turkey Creek trail. Not much else very interesting on this trail.

mountain biking
Monday, May 25, 2015

The most interesting and most challenging of the formal mountain biking trails (multi-use trails or MUT) at Umstead, the North Turkey Creek trail is curvy and has several ups and downs, one in particular is steep and rocky and you might spin out if you don't keep your weight forward going up. The trail is nestled between the much easier Graylyn and South Turkey Creek trails. We did this one starting at the Reedy Creek road entrance to the Reedy Creek Trail, down the Cedar Ridge Trail, up North Turkey Creek Trail and down Graylyn back to the Reedy Creek trail, about a 12 mile RT. North Turkey Creek is also a good hiking trail. You could take it from the Sycamore Trail where it intersects with Graylyn and come back up Cedar Ridge.

mountain biking
Monday, May 25, 2015

Graylyn is part of the Umstead State Park multi-use (MUT) trails. It was a very nice downhill from north to south from where the N. Turkey Creek trail connects... then a medium uphill to connect with the Reedy Creek MUT. Not very long and relatively easy if you use your bike right. The hiking trails that cross this one include the Sycamore and Company Mill Spur trails. In addition to the great downhill is the stone bridge at the bottom of the hill that crosses Sycamore Creek. Great place to sit and rest.

hiking
Friday, January 02, 2015

A nice little diversion on our way back from the Company Mill Trail, the Inspiration Trail was interesting because of the descriptive tree markers along the way. Too short to really be a hike, this stroll is a nice place to rest after a six or nine mile hike via other trails. Numerous benches provide a nice respite and a place to chill among the trees. Recommend this spur loop upon return from the Company Mill trail as it only takes 15 or so minutes to walk the loop and read all of the interpretive signs.

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