Looking for a great trail near Raleigh, North Carolina? AllTrails has 64 great hiking trails, trail running 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 Raven Rock State Park or William B. Umstead State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lake Johnson Nature Park or Durant Nature Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 42 easy trails in Raleigh ranging from 0.6 to 30.7 miles and from 193 to 469 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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forest

trail running

dogs on leash

kid friendly

wildlife

bird watching

nature trips

views

wild flowers

lake

river

road biking

mountain biking

fishing

stroller friendly

wheelchair friendly

partially paved

paved

paddle sports

camping

no dogs

historic site

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some construction on scenic trail

hiking
6 days ago

It was a fun meandering trail. Found a couple of places to do some bouldering.

hiking
rocky
10 days ago

nice views good work out
carried 35 pounds Alice pack

Half is beside the park road and half is from the dam along a very nice Sal’s Branch Trail. Good for trail running and dog walking but otherwise just ok.

hiking
rocky
13 days ago

hiking
muddy
15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful in town trail. Enjoyable walk.

hiking
16 days ago

A great place for a run or walk on a
paved trail. Nice views on this 2+ mile
wooded loop around Shelley Lake.
Nicely placed park benches to rest or
just take in the scenery...

hiking
17 days ago

Definitely recommend for trail runs. My wife and I usually run on loblolly. However we ran this for the first time today and we think it’s our new favorite trail for running in Umstead!

Love taking my kids here for a walk. Easy going with a genuine feeling of being in nature. Mill area is great and the visitors center is nice.

This is a trail I use on Sunday morning as I wait for Mom. It allows me to put in a 4.5 mile treck when I might not otherwise get the opportunity.

Gave it 1 star to offset the "idiot" that doesn't want my dogs there!!!

Great walk with some neat artwork. paved trail with some decent hills.

hiking
18 days ago

Perfect day for a hike on Company Mill with the pup. Just the right amount of dogs, families and runners. Be aware of the roots that might be covered up by leaves along the path. Will be one of my main stays!

wonderful smelling trail. They had mulched Christmas trees and scatted it on the trails. GREAT idea!!

Wasnt able to do any longer trails. Will be back

hiking
off trail
rocky
20 days ago

Wonderful park in the middle of the city. There are many different trails to choose from. I especially love the section along the creek because it gives my husky a chance to cool off.
My only complaint is that so many people let their dogs run loose, although it is specifically prohibited. Dogs are allowed but in order to protect animals, for example nests, they are supposed to be on leash. But no one seems to care and it gives us dog owners a bad reputation.

I liked it. A little bumpy with roots and was pretty muddy when I went.

Great Trail! Probably hiked it about 4 or 5 times. Very quiet and peaceful. A couple of years ago someone had many toy figurines along it. Dont know why someone would do that. Was not happy about that, but now they are gone.

Nice flat and easy.

on Lake Lynn Trail

25 days ago

absolutely beautiful ❤️

hiking
muddy
washed out
27 days ago

Lots of mud and very slippery board crossings.

hiking
28 days ago

I walk this multiple times a week and it’s a great and easy paved trail around Lake Lynn. A good place to walk or run if you have kids. If you have strollers be aware that some parts of the path are bumpy because of tree roots growing through, but they’re still passable.

hiking
30 days ago

MLD day hike

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Great trail. Very muddy in spots after a rain. Good workout

hiking
muddy
private property
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Muddy, so be carefully with footing. Lots of ferns!

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

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