Company Mill Loop

MODERATE 159 reviews

Company Mill Loop is a 5.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
738 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Peace within the city, exciting iron bridge, historic dam ruins The Company Mill Trail can be surprisingly tranquil for it proximity to the capitol city. Approximately 25 minutes into the hike Crabtree Creek appears, which is where the Company Mill site existed back in the early 1800's. Remnants of the old dam are visible on both sides. Crossing an iron bridge, you begin the trail's loop section. Heading right, the trail follows the creek before walking up a short series of terraced steps. The views at the top will be minimal during the summer months. Continuing on, crossing the bike and bridle trail, takes you to a kiosk with information on the destructive impact of the Southern Pine Beetle. A sharp left keeps you on the trail, along Sycamore Creek. This back half of the loop can be very muddy and slick after a good rain. A slight elevation gain via a pair of switchbacks leads across the bridle trail once more. The remainder of the trail is easy hiking with very slight ups and downs. Follow along the creek to the bridge.

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Having explored the other Umstead trails, I wanted to tackle this one. Really a mirror image of the Sycamore Trail.

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1 month ago

Nice and well traveled trail. I took the kids 10 & 12 and they really enjoyed the hike. The creek was nice. It was an opportunity to take off out shoes and cool our feet before heading out. There are time you would never guess you are only a few miles from downtown.

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Loved this loop trail - the perfect length. Saw three snakes! A little crowded but crowd was pleasant and respectful of space and pace.

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