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Umstead State Park

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Address: 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617-7501
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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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The best getaway in the city!

This is one of our absolute favorite spots in Raleigh year round. There are so many different level of hikes to do here. It is very pet friendly and we often cross paths with... read more

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of our absolute favorite spots in Raleigh year round. There are so many different level of hikes to do here. It is very pet friendly and we often cross paths with horseback riders. Great place for bike riding too!

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Boone, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the visitor center to be clean, informative and well made, with historical exhibits of the land's development. Park officials were helpful directing us to a hike we were looking for. The overall grounds are clean and clear for walking. The great lake is pretty and full of wildlife.

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Thank bmccandlish61
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite spots in Raleigh. I come here to run or wlj with my boyfriend. When my out of town family or friends come to visit...I like to take them here. They are always impressed with it. Over 100 miles of diverse hiking and biking trails. It's a beauty!!

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Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heavily-treed; check for tics after a visit! Trails are in need of maintenance, but not horrible. Lots of area to traverse.

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Thank travelnuts6
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many trails with varying degrees of distance, difficulty, and terrain. Lots of parking. Trails are kept clear and are all well marked. You forget you're in a city!

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Thank LizaDahmke
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love to take family walks here, sometimes stopping to skip stones in creeks. Easy picnicking, clean bathrooms, gorgeous woods!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I biked a few trails from the Reedy Creek trail with my slick tires and risk-averse mentality with no problems. Do look for heavier gravel and washout areas, though - slow speeds give you more time to react or avoid.

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Thank Kate S
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time at the park. It was great! The weather was perfect. I can't wait to go back and explore more of the park. It's very dog friendly.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I love going here for the fresh air and atmosphere. Great place for relaxing walk, run, or meeting up for a picnic.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I am in love with this park. I cannot wait to go back again and visit. It's huge. We took our dog and our daughter and had a great time exploring a small area. Scenery is amazing and the wind whistling through the pines is hauntingly beautiful.

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