Sal's Branch Trail

EASY 146 reviews

Sal's Branch Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that features a lake 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
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
252 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Sal's Branch Trail is an easy 2.8 mile loop trail located on the northeastern side of Umstead State Park near Raleigh, NC. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Sal's Branch can be accessed via several parking areas, Big Lake, the Campground Spur or from the Visitor Center. The trail offers a gently rolling stroll through pines and hardwoods and numerous drainage streams near Big Lake. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. William B. Umstead is a place to escape the pressures of everyday life, a place to picnic in the pines, to wait for a fish to bite, to take a hike or horseback ride on trails through the woods. Divided into two sections, Crabtree Creek and Reedy Creek, this 5,579-acre park is easily accessible from Interstate 40 and US 70. Visit William B. Umstead State Park and enjoy this region of wilderness at the city's doorstep.

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7 days ago

Saw doe and two fawns. Lovely little root-filled trail that is built for a good walk with some minor elevation.

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11 days ago

Easy hike with the pup. Even on a hot day the trail was quite busy.

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1 month ago

Nice trail for a short hike. Not strenuous but still more interesting than a paved trail. No wildlife sightings but a nice quiet morning hike.

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2 months ago

Nice stroll to the lake and we'll mantained.

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3 months ago

Perfect lunch hike.

3 months ago

Great hike!!

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3 months ago