Richland Creek Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Richland Creek Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wildlife

muddy

no dogs

trail running
16 days ago

This trail shows up on Google but it probably shouldn't. Even the Raleigh Parks website doesn't go into detail with a description or a trail map other than the words "unpaved". Starts as a decent grass trail near PNC. Once you cross the road, it get's pretty rough and very muddy. Last time I ran, you had to go under an overpass but the water was high enough that you couldn't cross without getting soaked.

4 months ago

If you like well maintained trails you wont like this. It goes from grass to gravel to paved to ??? ( walk thru a culvert) to dirt. Then you have to ford a creek. But I'm an adventurous sort of person and enjoyed that. If you are into microfishing this is awesome!

walking
7 months ago

Worst marked trail ever, example nice foot bridge or hog path. Foot bridge takes you to housing area with no way to get back on the trail, hog path is the trail. If you are not familiar with the area go someplace else for your walk.

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Nice winter day and wanted to explore near home. Richland Creek trail connects to Schenck Forest and Umstead's Loblolly trail. The whole area is part of NC State's forestry teaching program. We could see where the water line was during Hurricane Matthew, made quite a mess. This trail will be really muddy after any rains. We saw a grey fox and went under Wade Avenue through the long wet tunnel. Combined with the Frances L. Liles Loop trail to get in about 3 miles. Not a bad hike, but not great either.

hiking
7 months ago

Wednesday, May 10, 2017