DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
91 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wildlife

no dogs

trail running
Sunday, August 13, 2017

This is a beautiful trail, a little overgrown, but takes you on a little journey of discovery. The serenity of the forest overcomes you. The traffic noise and airplane sounds seems like distant hums. The trail splits one too many times so you have to watch for the white blazes on the trees. I have run the Umstead Loblolly Trail but could not find the connector to Schenck Forest once I get to Reedy Creek. I finally found it by starting the run from Schenck Forest. It's about 2.5 miles to get to the sign (State Trail Ends Here) in the Umstead SP Loblolly Trail. Returning back, I lost the trail somewhere where the silt covered it and ended up on the middle instead of the perimeter Richland Creek Trail. All the more reason to come back and experience the forest once again.