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Best trails in Morrisville

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Looking for a great trail near Morrisville, North Carolina? AllTrails has 11 great trail running trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around William B. Umstead State Park or Raven Rock State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Duke Forest Korstian Division or Harris Lake County Park. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Morrisville ranging from 2 to 10.6 miles and from 275 to 472 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Morrisville
Top trails (11)
#1 - Sal's Branch Trail
William B. Umstead State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
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.Show more
#2 - Sycamore Trail
William B. Umstead State Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
Sycamore Trail is located near Raleigh, North Carolina. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 2-3 hours. The Sycamore Trail is located in William B. Umstead State Park. The trailhead is located on the northern side (highway 70 entrance) of the park. This is a very popular park and can be very busy on pretty days. This is a good woods walk. No overlooks and no great mountainous expansions but, given that the park bumps up right against Raleigh, it's a great place to get away from the traffic. The trail rambles around on the northern side of the park, and is lightly populated with people except on weekends. You might get lucky and see a snake or two, and maybe a deer, but otherwise there isn't a whole lot of wildlife on this one. There is a visitor center but be advised that their supplies are limited. Go during fall for some great colors. Go during rain for seclusion.Show more
#3 - Lake Crabtree Loop Trail
Lake Crabtree County Park
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 4 h 25 m
NOTE: The Crabtree trails are closed when they are muddy, so call ahead of time to check if they are open. Lake Crabtree County Park is located on a 215-acre site adjacent to a 520-acre flood control lake, the park hosts more than 16 miles of trails for its main activity. Other activities include group and individual picnicking, catch-and-release fishing, boating, and nature study. Of the 16 miles of trails at Lake Crabtree, 6 of them are the loop that goes all the way around the lake. A program offers an interpretive hike that explores the entire circumference of the lake. Come prepared with good walking shoes that can handle some mud. Blue blazes mark this pedestrian loop around Lake Crabtree . The trail head is located at the kiosk next to the Managers Office. Two highlights of the trail are the Heather Lee Carr Memorial and Black Creek footbridge, each providing a scenic overlook and rest area. A portion of the trail is shared with the Town of Carys Black Creek Greenway. You can pick up a trail map at kiosks near the park HQ.Show more
#4 - Lake Crabtree Trail
Lake Crabtree County Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Note: The Crabtree trails are closed when they are muddy, so call ahead of time to check if they are open or please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#5 - Black Creek Greenway Trail
Morrisville, North Carolina
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
#6 - Black Creek Greenway to Lake Crabtree
North Cary Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 52 m
#7 - Old Beech Nature Trail
Lake Crabtree County Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 17 m
Short flat interpretative loop trail that has 24 stations that coincide to a guide map that explains different features of the forest, the trail, the park and the area. Starts from a gravel parking lot along a white sand path and travels counter-clockwise over boardwalks and short bridges for 0.6 miles.Show more
#8 - RTP Mountain Bike Trail
Research Triangle Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
#9 - Loop 2 to Loop 4
Lake Crabtree County Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
#10 - Weston Greenway
Morrisville, North Carolina
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 55 m
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