10 days ago

Short walk around the mill pond with little to see except the Mill. It’s a nice walk in a n afternoon or evening when you have little time. When you have more time plan to visit the very nice exhibit.

Lovely little walk around the lake. Visiting from out of town and loved the historical information I learned at the parks information center.

no pets is stupid

11 months ago

Nice walk combined all three trails at Yates Mill Pond for a total of 3 miles.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

It’s ok. Not challenging; no dogs allowed

Monday, November 06, 2017

Definitely a strolling area for families w young children or adults beginning exercise. No pets allowed

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Did this last weekend. Beautiful hike with a great photo option at the mill. Perfect little hike for families.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

it's a great family friendly pet free trail. You don't have to worry about dog ____ everywhere due to bad owners and is generally paved and maintained for the watermill and areas. This is more or less a family trail over wilderness trail with pets

Monday, April 17, 2017

Perfect casual stroll.

Monday, November 07, 2016

very paid to play type of trail, almost more worried about grooming and legal issues than keeping it natural. short and lots of snakes on the trail.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Beautiful easy walk around the lake, historic mill and many wildflowers in the spring.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

This trail was great, my wife and kids and I all had a great time. A lot to see and explore.

Monday, September 05, 2016

What kind of trail doesn't allow dogs?! This is a worthless park.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Enjoyed my hike on the Creekside Trail. Went on a Sunday afternoon in July, and only encountered one other person while on the trail (plenty of people are on the the trail around Yates Mill Pond). Not the most scenic of trails, but was lucky and saw some wildlife including two plain belly water snakes, a fawn, and lots of turtles. I'm a novice hiker, so it took me about 2 hours to go out and back, but I also went slow after I almost stepped on a water snake in the early going. Trail was clearly marked for the most part, and only time I wasn't sure which way to go was when the loop started, so it worked out well. The NC State farms are visible most of the hike.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Walked the trail with wife and kids. Great time and very beautiful!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

i enjoy this park. great places to relax and see nature. trails are good. the one around the lake is easy and flat, but the creekside trail is my favorite. consists mostly of 2x4 planks over swampy marshland, always quiet and peaceful. nice for an interesting, contemplative walk.

Sunday, March 20, 2016


Monday, January 25, 2016

What kind of hiking trail only allows service animals? What gives? If I could give it zero stars I would

Saturday, January 02, 2016

No pets allowed....I think the dog may be even more bummed than me!!! Looks like a cool spot but what hiking trail isn't pet friendly??!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Great family hike.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hiked with my kids, my youngest was in a stroller and I didn't have a problem pushing it. Enjoyed the couple benches along the way the sit and enjoy the area.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The High Ridge trail is an alternate trail off the Mill Pond Trail at Yates Mill in Raleigh. While this does go up about 150 feet in elevation, it is still an easy trail and not as nice as the Mill Pond or Creekside Trails. It goes into the woods and that's about it, no real points of interest. It was nice hiking the ridge with the leaves just popping out, as you could see over the lake and the NC State ag fields from a higher viewpoint - although through the trees. As it is only 0.8 mile point to point, if you have the time, it offers some variety if you are tired of flat hikes; if pressed for time, the Mill Pond gives you plenty (and include the Wetlands Boardwalk).

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Beautiful day at Yates Mill county park; started out the Mill Pond trail across the Wetlands Boardwalk to the flat Creekside trail, which is an out and back with a short loop at the end. While you see more of the NC State agricultural fields than you do a creek, there are swampy areas with cool boardwalks through them. Good trail for trail running. Yates Mill is definitely worth a visit if you live in Raleigh and surrounding area.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Beautiful day at Yates Mill, nice easy flat loop trail around the lake; saw turtles, geese, other birds, leaves just coming out on the trees, this trail is good for trail running too. If in the Raleigh area, highly recommend this park.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Great first hike as a family. Beautiful day as well.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

One of my favorites for two reasons, It is beautiful and you cannot see outside of the trail IE. The Road & Its completely and utterly calm and silent. Which is what I look forward too on a nature trail.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Great place for birding hiking and even better for family photo with the mill as a back drop.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Mill is pretty cool. Lots of wildlife

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

We did all three trails at Yates Mill. The Creekside trail was a little rough in some spots with a lot of overgrowth but overall it was pretty decent.

nature trips
Sunday, May 19, 2013

Such a gorgeous surprise! Two boardwalks take you over two very healthy bodies of water: one an large pond and one a bog created in part by local beavers. We saw beaver dams, a family of phoebes, a mallard family complete with ducklings, snapping turtles, a great blue heron, and a red-bellied snake. After the boardwalks, take a left for a short walk around the pond. Be sure to check out the overlook, just after the boat ramp, with a lovely view of the mill. Finally you'll walk around mill's back side. So beautiful.
The hike is easy, but so lovely. Great for young kids and seniors. My two year old has been asking all week to return. I'm looking forward to returning as well. What a treasure!

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