Looking for a great trail in William B. Umstead State Park, North Carolina? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in William B. Umstead State Park ranging from 3.7 to 15.1 miles and from 344 to 465 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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.

Bridge was closed when I came

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bridge out
7 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Awesome hike for a Monday am in Raleigh! Especially nice that we added the Potts Branch trail loop for another 1.3 miles of beautiful wooded trails.

hiking
11 days ago

Fun trail!

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over grown
rocky
12 days ago

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bridge out
over grown
rocky
12 days ago

The bridge was closed.

Bridge closed!!

running
18 days ago

A good go-to for trail running in Raleigh - easy to get to and easy to navigate.

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bridge out
closed
19 days ago

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rocky
22 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Nice trail through the woods crossing a couple of creeks moderate Hills, out in back

hiking
1 month ago

Well maintained trail with plenty of maps, markers, and signs. Never very far from a road. I'm just visiting NC and was hoping for more of a hike but this is a good gentle trail run. Take a look at the map before you go because hitting the Directions button and via Google maps took me to a handicap parking lot.

Nice little walk. Saw a lot of deer!

hiking
1 month ago

Went to creek on Loblolly Trail, then west along creek to old dam. Rejoined Loblolly Trail back to parking lot. Fun short stroll.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail but a little crowded on Sunday

Trail was dry this time! Went on a Sunday around 10 am and the first wave of early hikers were leaving. Plenty of groups walking with dogs and avid runners, be careful and be alert!

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rocky
1 month ago

Great for an evening run, starting with the loblolly section first

hiking
1 month ago

I’ve enjoyed walking on the paved parts of this trail as I build stamina and strength. I like walking among the picnic tables and grills, especially when folks are cooking! Bathrooms near this area.

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

The trail itself was nice and very shaded, but as everyone else has already said, it's very rooty so watch your step!

running
1 month ago

Loblolly is a nicely maintained local trail. If you are seeking a nice stroll, or run through the woods this is a great option. This trail can get very busy on weekends and holidays. The trailhead is located right off the main Reedy Creek parking area. There is a sign that will tell you when you have left the State Park Boundary at the far end of the hike. The back end of this trail features some nice rocky/rooty short climbs. Some of the main features of this hike are the rock creek crossing, Davies Pond, and the reservoir dam at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

Just outside of Raleigh and Durham, and easy way to get 90 minutes of immersion in the woods without ever leaving town. Inclines are modest at best. Has some tree roots but otherwise an easy hike.

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