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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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Beautiful wooded park with lots of amenities

Only had a couple hours to spend here but it was enough to put on our to do again list. Well kept... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Malibu, California

We visited this park through the Harrison Ave entrance and hiked a trail. Even though it is so... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Apex, 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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8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617-7501
+1 919-571-4170
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Reviewed 2 days 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 days 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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.

Thank RoccoNC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to a NC park. Impressed with visitors center and trails hiked. Considering it is in an urban area, it is a very nice retreat. Great, moderate hikes, cooler forested areas and small lake.

Thank K O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We was come here for a picnic. Park has nature center run by fantastic park rangers. Camping is great here as well be be wary of areas that are not as family friendly as you may expect. Lake Crabtree is nearby too if you'd rather...More

Thank tammywood5
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I camped here in August and the campground is fairly well-kept in a nice wooded area. However, I was very unimpressed with the campground bathroom/shower facilities. The fixtures were, IMO, a hodge-podge of odd, stained, and cheap designs, with mildew, dampness, and bugs throughout. Urinals...More

1  Thank cspan37421
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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...