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Umstead State Park

Address: 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617
Phone Number: 919-571-4170
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Ranked #7 of 55 Attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Running, Camping
Owner description: Sandwiched between downtown Raleigh and the airport, this oasis of green features a stand of 300...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Running, Camping
Owner description: Sandwiched between downtown Raleigh and the airport, this oasis of green features a stand of 300+ year-old hardwood trees, more than 32 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, camp sites and lots more for nature lovers.

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Upper Peninsula, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We took a wrong turn and ended up at B. Umstead park. It was so pretty, that we decided to take a walk down one of trails. Very nice. I hope to come back when I have more time to explore.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a fantastic place to spend time with loved ones, go camping, take a hike, or ride horses. I made a great video, describing the area with branches that hung as I called it "swinging from a tree like Tarzan and Jane." There is a special peace as you drive, walk or travel through this wonderful park. it is... More 

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Raleigh
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Umstead has the best running trails in Raleigh! There's plenty of trails for long distance runners, and a few hills to have a good time on.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Umstead is a great escape in the center of the triangle. In the fall the leaf covered trails can be difficult for little ones to navigate, but otherwise I have walked and ran these trails for years now. Love having it so close.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I did a two mile hike here around the lake. Foliage was fantastic and it was extremely peaceful, broken only be the occasional airliner coming or going from RDU.

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Truckee, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I come every year for the Umstead 100 mile run in April and I really love this park. Even after running 100 miles it is a special place. If you have a chance make this a destination for a little hike, bike, run or walk while in Raleigh. It is beautiful and safe.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Awesome bike trails you don't have to travel that far to use! And hardly any texting drivers trying to kill you on the roads.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went with family to hike in the park during a brisk fall day. The park was busy with hikers, scouts, runners, kids and dogs. It is dog-friendly, but pets must be on a leash. There are several trails but watch where you are going. With the leaves mostly down, it was hard to see the pathway and the blue trail... More 

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Mebane, North Carolina
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119 reviews 119 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Raised nearby so been going here for years. Good walking trails and plentiful wildlife. Good relaxing place to visit.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Love that this park is so big and in the heart of Cary/Raleigh. Some entrances like (Harrison) have limited parking, but still worth hunting for a space to enjoy the long trails.

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