Oak Rock Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Oak Rock Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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Oak Rock Trail is an easy 0.6 mile interpretive loop trail located in Umstead State Park near Raleigh, North Carolina. The trail is accessed from the first parking lot on the left past the Visitor Center on Umstead Parkway. The trail features native and non-native trees marked with interpretive signs as well as an old dam crossing and an Oak Tree growing out of rocks, and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Great teaching trail for children.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Short but informative. The rocks were unique.

hiking
8 months ago

walking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Friday, November 27, 2015

Short but really interesting love the way it intertwined with the creek, though the wigwam is a little Blair witch.

hiking
Saturday, August 29, 2015

hiking
Sunday, January 04, 2015

Hiked as part of a trio of loops on an overcast day, the short Oak Rock Trail did not disappoint. The interpretive signs were very interesting, as will help you identify trees that are common around NC. The Oak Rock tree is also quite interesting as the tree's roots have surrounded the adjoining angled rocks. Trees included oaks, sassafras, dogwood, ash, beech, hornbeam (ironwood), pines, sourwood, hickory, and redbud. There was one area where a tree had fallen across the path, had been cut through, and was quite muddy, but a nice log was placed across to challenge you to cross. Great hike for kids, but watch this spot or they will end up in a mud bath.