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“Wilderness area in the city”
Review of Umstead State Park

Umstead State Park
Ranked #6 of 155 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Park is a great place to get away from the noise and bustle of the city. Extensive hiking trails with easy terrain and nice opportunities to see birds and observe local flora. Trails are not well marked and maps are not terribly clear either resulting in experienced hikers walking further than planned.....

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Whatever your outdoor pleasure, enjoy Umstead! Unparalelled hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, walking trails - and campgrounds!

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Umstead is a huge, beautiful park where you can hike and bike to your heart's desire! Absolutely gorgeous in the fall.

Thank travelhappy1177
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Umstead is a little smaller and not as cared for like other trails in Raleigh. The entrance off of Glenwood can be hidden and you can only enter from one side of the road.

1  Thank Dave C
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Love the trails at this park. You can choose a trail by distance, there are maps at the car park. Even when the car park fills up the park never feels crowded, it's so large. A great place to walk or cycle.

Thank Smilefreely
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