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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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Loving night away... love water in lobby.. my favorite time in summer to use pool with spa services.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Danielle L
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Great Outdoor Relaxation in a Metro Area

We stopped for a quick hike at Umstead State Park while in Raleigh for the day. The visitor center... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephanie F
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Wilmington, 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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loving night away... love water in lobby.. my favorite time in summer to use pool with spa services.

Thank Danielle L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a quick hike at Umstead State Park while in Raleigh for the day. The visitor center was helpful and recommended a good fit hike. It’s a great hidden gem in Raleigh for those wanting to run, hike, or bike over a wide...More

Thank Stephanie F
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 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 16 March 2018

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 6 March 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 5 March 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 19 February 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

1  Thank D2958ZXgarym
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Reviewed 18 February 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 13 February 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 12 February 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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josie4695
8 April 2018|
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absolutely, its a great place to take your dog.
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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
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You can rent canoes and boats.
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