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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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Great running, biking, hiking trails in Raleigh/Durham NC

This park if made for runners, bikers, and hikers. I was able to do a nice long 10K run each... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2016
Rhett L
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Los Altos, California, United States
Kayakafun!

Went with my wife for Kayaking fun and it was very pleasant, enjoyable, and inexpensive to do. The... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2016
Juan D
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Cary, 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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hiking trails” (25 reviews)
“reedy creek” (10 reviews)
“great hiking” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617-7501
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+1 919-571-4170
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

This park if made for runners, bikers, and hikers. I was able to do a nice long 10K run each morning of the week and do trail running, run by the lakes and rivers as well as on pine needle covered trails, rocky roads, or...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Went with my wife for Kayaking fun and it was very pleasant, enjoyable, and inexpensive to do. The lake was quiet and we had it pretty much all to ourselves. But my one suggestion is that if you're not in shape skip this activity. It...More

Thank Juan D
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

We have gone to this park several times over the last couple of weeks. There are a lot of trails and the park is quite large. There are two or three lakes to fish in and also some campgrounds and cabins that you can rent....More

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

There is soo much room to move, look, explore, walk, ride bikes and more that I am just very thankful we have this venue in Raleigh and it has not been developed!

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Reviewed 11 April 2016

Umstead State Park is a hidden jewel, close enough to Raleigh to be accessible to everyone, but large enough to feel like you've escaped to a more distant state park. There are miles of hiking trails, old gravel and cinder roads for mountain bikes and...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Umstead State Park is located off Glenwood Ave / Hwy 70, near the RDU airport. Once you drive into the park, you forget where you are. Tons of hiking and biking trails. Or just go down to the lake and chill. One of the most...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2016

This park is beautiful no matter what the season, it is one of the main places I bring friends and family when they visit me. There are great trails to walk on of varying lengths and good maps of trails. There is an equestrian area,...More

Thank kmfot
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

This park has great trails that are perfect for strolling, running, or biking. Well-maintained park with plenty of parking.

Thank YellowLabPower
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

I loved walking the trails and seeing the creeks. A lot of options as to terrain and very picturesque.

Thank donna2468
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Loads of different trails that can go miles and miles. Easy terrain to moderate challenge, well maintained, safe, clean, Biking, hiking , canoeing, all are wonderful.

Thank Docbry
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josie4695
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
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themamacakes
23 October 2017|
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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
22 February 2017|
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Response from simplefreeme12 | Reviewed this property |
You can rent canoes and boats.
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