Explore the most popular wildlife trails near Raleigh with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
22 hours ago

Nice quiet trail. Great escape from it all, will go back

Easy trial with nice views of the water.

on Oak Rock Trail

17 days ago

Short but nice hike. Well marked.

on Pott's Branch Trail

hiking
17 days ago

Great short hike. Wonderfully shaded for hot days.

I liked this trail. We chose it because it was baby stroller friendly for my grandson. However, I would rate it easy to moderate because although it’s paved, there were many steep inclines. So if you’re not used to inclines, don’t do the whole loop.

this was a good trail to start out on

hiking
28 days ago

My favorite trail to hike year round. Beautiful scenery and well marked

hiking
1 month ago

Great location with many trails for all.

on Sal's Branch Trail

1 month ago

Great trail to get out walk with nature. Get there early and it is not so busy.

Pretty flat and not too many roots at the beginning. The elevation and tougher ground starts around the loop and it was a fun length! Good start to a day

Not hard at all. Mostly paved. It would be much better of a challenge for biking. Close to the road for a good portion

This is my favorite trail at Umstead.

hiking
1 month ago

Very pretty trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail with good signage .

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with good views of the Reedy river and ruins of the mill.

1 month ago

As advertised: short but sweet! Signs along the way give info on native trees, which I found very interesting.

Too muddy felt like quick mud

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail with lots of hills and beautiful views of lake.

Fun and easy quick hike.

it's good trials..

trail running
1 month ago

on Lake Lynn Trail

hiking
1 month ago

We had been at Lake Lynn Trail twice! One with our pup (each dog we encountered had a leash and dog owners were courteous) Yesterday was our take #2. Right now, hit the lake after 5:30pm, you’ll not regretted (the majority of it is shaded) It is well marked, great for families, just to have a nice stroll after dinner, or just to hike while watching the beauty of the lake (and birds) It is an easy hike.

One of my favorites.

Nice trail. Busy foot traffic. Well marked.

Really comfortable, less crowded mulch trail

nice trail with slight incline for a moderate workout. good for a technical trail run. alot is by a creek making for nice scenery

Rolling terrain. Stop at Big Lake at the power-line, really nice. Not a difficult trail at all, roots and rocks. No big steep climbs. Piedmont hike. Good to run or walk. Wear sturdy shoes.

Good little trail to get you going

walking
2 months ago

Fun, easy trail with a nice lake view

I ride this trail regularly. it's busy on the weekends near the dam, but a great trail.
Bridges are well maintained, and the trail clean.

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