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Umstead State Park

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Address: 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617-7501
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+1 919-571-4170
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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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Miles of Beautiful Trails

If you love nature and hiking/running/walking, and a little history mixed in, you'll enjoy Umstead! I've seen people of every fitness level and you can bring your dog, too! There... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love nature and hiking/running/walking, and a little history mixed in, you'll enjoy Umstead! I've seen people of every fitness level and you can bring your dog, too! There are 2 entrances with a trail connector in the middle (see the website for details), but entrance 2 is off Harrison Ave exit in Cary off I-40. Shortest trail is... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice park that is very close to Raleigh and SAS. I had some time to kill to get home after a business trip so I went for a hike. I found a map of the trails easily and was able to quickly map-out my route. It's a decent, flat trail.

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Thank Artieandgumbo99
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Umstead Park is one of the better parks I have used. This park has more than one entrance and spans over 5000 acres of walking, hiking, biking and horse trails. Due to my location I used the entrance off Glenwood Avenue. The main trails are well maintained, benches are placed strategically along some, there are ponds where you can fish... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Great trails for either walking or hiking.

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Thank Linda B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

My husband and I recently visited Umstead for the first time for a hike and then soon after took his aunt out for another hike. I've lived in Raleigh/Clayton my whole life and I never knew how awesome Umstead was. Go for a picnic. Take a hike. Go fishing. We spotted deer on our drive out. Both were great days.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Twice in the past 6 months, I have visited the Raleigh-Durham area for youth sports activities, and on both occasions, I had the pleasure of running in Umstead Park. What an incredible resource!!! On the first occasion, I entered through Crabtree Creek and rounded the Sal's Branch loop three times to create a longer run. Even though I started by... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This was a lovely morning walk on Thanksgiving day. The woods turned completely orange and the weather was nice and warm. It's also a great site to take photos

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Manchester, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Very well maintained and easy to use hiking trails. We spent two hours hiking with our dog on these well used trails. It was a stunning late fall day with temps about 45 degrees. Tons of local hikers and families throughout the park.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Went hiking in the park and didn't want to leave! Well marked trails, pleasant hikes though the forest and very pet-friendly. almost everyone, including us, had one or more dogs.

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Thank citygirlpz
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a sizeable (5500 acre) park filled with things to do for all seasons. Impeccably maintained, this park provides well paved roads, clear and comprehensive signage, and walking trails for all levels of strength and agility. The website and maps clearly show what trails permit various uses including biking and equestrian. This is the best bit of hiking you... More 

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