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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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A pleasant park - but NC has so many better

Serves an invaluable purpose - urban park good for both walks and bike-rides. Not worth traveling a... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
T9307YBdavido
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Historic park

Two entrances to this park; one from the north, from US 70 (Glenwood Ave.), one from the south... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
David P
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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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+1 919-571-4170
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"hiking trails"
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"reedy creek"
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"great hiking"
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"harrison avenue"
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"well marked trails"
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"long hike"
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"tree roots"
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"nature lovers"
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"miles and miles"
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"small lake"
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"great place to get away"
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"mile hike"
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"peaceful place"
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Serves an invaluable purpose - urban park good for both walks and bike-rides. Not worth traveling a long distance to - it's not special - more functional.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Two entrances to this park; one from the north, from US 70 (Glenwood Ave.), one from the south, from Harrison Ave. in Cary. There are lots of interesting cabins in the park that were built during the Depression by the CCC. Great hiking and running...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This park has fantastic trails to hike, bike or horseback ride. We really enjoyed going through the forest and finding animals and walking by the lake. I definitely recommend visiting this park.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We're lucky to have such a nice state park in the Triangle! Hiking and running trails abound, and it's nice for picnicking too!

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is an very beautiful park in Raleigh with multiple entrances. We had taken the Glenwood side. Lush green and very serene beautiful. This provides an excellent break from the city. There are multiple trails with varying levels of difficulty. The lake in the middle...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

All kinds of fun things to hike... Multiple trails lead to the lake, bike trails connect. Paddleboats available at the lake as well

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Beautiful hiking trails and lake. Nice retreat from the hustling and bustling of city life. Very easy to get to!

Thank Kristin H
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

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

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josie4695
April 8, 2018|
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Response from EcoTraveler13 | Reviewed this property |
absolutely, its a great place to take your dog.
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themamacakes
October 22, 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
February 22, 2017|
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Response from simplefreeme12 | Reviewed this property |
You can rent canoes and boats.
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