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Umstead State Park

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8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617-7501
+1 919-571-4170
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Excellent

Such a peaceful place. I love Umstead. My dogs love Umstead, too. We live about 40 minutes away... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura W
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Walk in the Park

We come here fairly regularly and often with visitors when we are looking for a place to spend an... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
TJM747
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hiking trails” (25 reviews)
“reedy creek” (10 reviews)
“great hiking” (8 reviews)
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8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617-7501
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"hiking trails"
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"reedy creek"
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"great hiking"
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"harrison avenue"
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"well marked trails"
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"long hike"
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"tree roots"
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"nature lovers"
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"visitor center"
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"miles and miles"
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"small lake"
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"great place to get away"
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"mile hike"
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"peaceful place"
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"picnic tables"
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"triangle area"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a peaceful place. I love Umstead. My dogs love Umstead, too. We live about 40 minutes away, but come here often.

Thank Laura W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We come here fairly regularly and often with visitors when we are looking for a place to spend an hour or two or three walking and taking a picnic. Although the parking lots can be crowded on gorgeous days, the trails are fairly unhurried and...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

This is a very large park wedged near the airport and the highway, spitting distance from RTP and the various suburbs. The park can be accessed from two sides, and there are many hours of hiking trails. This is a great park for birding,

Thank Dennis P
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

What a gem, and it is right there for the taking...so many trails that you can walk your dog/jog, run, ride your bike multiple days without seeing the same trail twice. Best of all it is practically in the heart of the city. Go!!

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Sandwiched between two major highways northwest of Raleigh, William B. Umstead State Park exemplifies what the entire North Carolina state parks system is all about. Here, in one of the most highly urbanized areas of the state, nature is carefully preserved for the enjoyment of...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

It's fantastic that there are hiking opportunities 20 minutes away from downtown Raleigh. This loop hike is 2.7 miles, through thick forest. It's mostly flat with just enough up and down to make you feel like you got some exercise. There are lots of dog...More

Thank Lynn8894
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Umstead State Park is one of the gems of this area for outdoor enthusiasts. Great hiking and mountain biking trails for all levels. Be sure to check out the chainsaw art tree on the Graylyn Trail.

Thank Janice S
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

They have all types of trails (groomed, or dirt paths). I can bike here from my house, and can ride as far as I can go. It's cool to see the mill stone on the "mill" path. There are lakes, and sometimes you'll see horses...More

Thank Diane V
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Serves an invaluable purpose - urban park good for both walks and bike-rides. Not worth traveling a long distance to - it's not special - more functional.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Two entrances to this park; one from the north, from US 70 (Glenwood Ave.), one from the south, from Harrison Ave. in Cary. There are lots of interesting cabins in the park that were built during the Depression by the CCC. Great hiking and running...More

1  Thank David P
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josie4695
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
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themamacakes
October 22, 2017|
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Response from simplefreeme12 | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t know there were cabins for rent. But the trails are suitable for a 31/2 year old active child. The trails are untouched and they are beautiful! I’d call and ask about the cabins and request photos if you haven’t... More
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loriarm
February 22, 2017|
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Response from simplefreeme12 | Reviewed this property |
You can rent canoes and boats.
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