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“Wonderful place to hike”
Review of Umstead State Park

Umstead State Park
Ranked #6 of 150 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.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to hike”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

We live nearby and visit Umstead frequently. It's a great place to hike, bike, fish and canoeing. The trails are nicely kept up. it also offers overnight camping and horseback riding trails. Best of all it is free. Nice hidden treasure.

Visited November 2013
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North Carolina
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96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Wonderful park for hiking, picnicking - beautiful”
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.

Visited October 2013
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Boone, North Carolina
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
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.

Visited October 2013
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North Carolina
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243 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Great park!”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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174 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Just wonderful”
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.

Visited September 2013
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