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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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More to Umstead than you think...

There are excellent maintained trails and mountain biking at Umstead but to see the true soul of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jason S
Raleigh, North Carolina
Great hiking trails

This place has great hiking trails, and lots of them. They trails range from easy to moderate... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raleigh, 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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hiking trails” (24 reviews)
“trail running” (8 reviews)
“reedy creek” (8 reviews)
8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617-7501
+1 919-571-4170
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Reviewed yesterday

There are excellent maintained trails and mountain biking at Umstead but to see the true soul of the park go rambling (go off trail)! There are wonderful rock formations (some 2 stories tall), small creeks and small waterfalls, pine forests, and holly groves. The grounds,...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has great hiking trails, and lots of them. They trails range from easy to moderate. Great place for a stroll with the kids or the pets. There is also a river that runs though the park that is good for the kids/pets to...More

Thank EcoTraveler13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came by for a 6-mile stroller run on the park's gravel/dirt trails. There is ample parking at the trailhead and best of all, this park is free! The Reedy Creek Multi Use Trail has lots of rolling hills but it is doable with a stroller!...More

Thank kurokitty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only had a couple hours to spend here but it was enough to put on our to do again list. Well kept park with groomed trails and cement trails too in some areas for easier access. Lots of camping, picnic and bbq areas. Too many...More

Thank kcslatts
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this park through the Harrison Ave entrance and hiked a trail. Even though it is so close to the city, you can find peace and quiet here. Other people passed us but we were strolling down the path enjoying the quiet. I will...More

Thank Pat_and_kids
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is one of our favorite spots to hike. We've come time and time again, just the two of us on a date and also with the kids for a while family hike. We enjoy the variety of terrain and how you can forget the...More

Thank Kristi M
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

5K started at Angus Barn and continued to Umstead Park. I completed a 10K there in 2015 so I saw even more of the park. I'm sure it's beautiful all seasons, but in October when the leaves are changing its breathtaking. GREAT paved walking trails,...More

1  Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Umstead park, is probably one of the most pristine parks in a city in the United States. It is natural, undisturbed and at the same time it has everything a person wishes to have for a an hour or a day away with nature.

2  Thank Frank H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Umstead offers access to fun hiking and biking trails in a serene environment despite its proximity to RDU Airport. We love going to Umstead to get in a quick family hike with the dogs.

Thank Mikeheel
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful park. Great way to spend the afternoon with the family. We rented a canoe, which was reasonably priced, but paddle boats are also available.

1  Thank RoccoNC
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22 February 2017|
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Response from FlyingSolo15 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of.
5 January 2017|
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Response from debbiekubiet1 | Reviewed this property |
Access the park off Glenwood Avenue (Route 70) which is the NW part of the park. There is a parking lot as well as a ranger station. Enjoy this trail as it runs along Sycamore creek.
24 October 2015|
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Response from 211DanB23 | Reviewed this property |
They have rentals. Private boats not allowed...