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“Wonderful park for hiking, picnicking - beautiful”
Review of Umstead State Park

Umstead State Park
Ranked #6 of 152 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 November 5, 2013

This is a great place to go to when you want to be surrounded by nature - I love getting out here on a warm Fall day to take it all in. There are great walking trails - various levels of difficulty and length but nothing that would count as strenuous hiking - and the surroundings are beautiful. Trees, streams, cliffs, etc. There are also great picnic spots available and restrooms, as well as plenty of parking. Umstead is very accessible from Raleigh, Cary and Durham - definitely worth checking out.

Thank leighcecilia
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

This State Park is a hidden gem in the midst of the Triangle. The terrain is so diverse, challenging, and beautiful in any season. The trails are mostly crushed gravel and with some single-track trails as well as horse trails. There are maps on most corners where trails merge. Make sure you bring water and wear your hiking shoes.

This park has camping too! The campsites are beautiful and well kept.

1  Thank Kyle F
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Awesome park will miles of hiking and bike/bridle trails. Easy access either from Hwy 40 off of Harrison or Hwy 70. Nice scenery with lots of trees and possible wildlife.

Thank Carync6
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Outstanding location for camping with friends or family. If you reserve a campsite they provide dry firewood and an excellent setting. We've been a few times and plan to go often.

3  Thank JediFox
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great, non-strenuous hiking trails, lake with reantal canoes. Great place to engage with Mother Nature and the vast flora that is everywhere.

2  Thank CarolinaGuy
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