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Umstead State Park

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Address: 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617
Phone Number: 919-571-4170
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Activities: Running, Camping
Description: Sandwiched between downtown Raleigh and the airport, this oasis of green...
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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Great place to hike

William B. Umstead State Park has a number of different hiking trails plus a bridal way for horses and bikes. All trails are well marked and maintained. We hiked the Company... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

William B. Umstead State Park has a number of different hiking trails plus a bridal way for horses and bikes. All trails are well marked and maintained. We hiked the Company Mill Trail which begins from the main entrance off Harrison Avenue at I-40. The first part of the hike from the parking lot to Crabtree Creek is about 1... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Umstead park is a great contrast to downtown Raleigh and Brier Creek. Although it's right off Glenwood Ave, once you are inside it's quite peaceful. There are many hiking trails of varying length, each marked with different trail markers. I appreciate that many of the trails are well shaded and not too crowded. As others have written, the terrain is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

I work in Brier Creek and Umstead park is so close to visit after work. I hike faster pace to get sweat for work out. We can choose mileage by selecting different trail or loop hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I literally get butterflies in my stomach when I pull in to the park. You can run for nearly 20 miles without doubling up. You can utilize the wide bridal trails or the sweet flowing single track. Favorite place to run in North Carolina.

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Edenton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have been here before to run on some of the hiking trails, but I brought my hybrid bike this time. Most of the bike paths I rode were in decent shape, but some had bad washouts and large stones. They need to do a better job of crowning and draining these bike paths, or they will continue to be... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's not paved... it's very much up & down... and tree roots are sticking up from the ground so you have to keep your eyes too much on the ground so you don't trip on those roots. I've walked/hiked a number of parks/trails in Raleigh/Cary and this is the only one I wouldn't do again. I like to look at... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Twice we had a church picnic in this park. They have nice covered areas with tables and huge stone barbecue pits and the kids had a great time enjoying the surroundings and the fishing. Will visit again this summer....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A wonderful resource for hikers, bikers, runners and campers. The park includes horse trails, varied terrain for training and it's easy to get to from Raleigh or Cary with multiple entrances. However, bring your leash for your dog. They will fine you for off-leash and follow the rules as this park is well-used and well-staffed.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I've been here a couple times since moving to the area and it is literally an oasis in the middle of a suburban metropolis. As you drive in the temperature drops a little bit and all the leaves deaden the sound from the freeways and the airport. It's awesome. I've only been here for hiking and walking but there are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We stayed here for two nights. It was alright for the most part, however closing the gate at 10pm and being locked in the park is a bit much. Never have we been locked in. Also don't plan on having a hot shower as it was freezing cold. They did have nice camping sites with plenty of space.

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Address: 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617
Phone Number: 919-571-4170
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh

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