Umstead State Park
Umstead State Park
4.5
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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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StPeteGirl33712
St. Petersburg, FL10 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
I've hiked Umstead with my dog many times and never tire of it. You forget you are in the middle of Raleigh when you hit the trails. Late afternoon to dusk is my favorite time to hike there. You can hike along the river, around the lake, past the King cemetery, and up and down beautiful hills. You never know what you will see. If you are in Raleigh and love to hike, it is a must do.
Written 12 September 2016
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Dina F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States111 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
My husband and I went for a walk in this park and really enjoyed it. The trails are well marked and there is plenty of parking. You need a car to see all of the park. We didn't have too much time before catching a flight from the nearby RDU Airport but we were able to hike the Sycamore Trail and saw some cool butterflies (red spotted purples) and a neat frog!
Written 10 September 2016
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FlyingSolo15
Raleigh, NC35 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
The convenience of this park is great, close to just about everything. The trails are well marked an plentiful there are restroom facilities but I did not use them. My only complaint is this is not a quiet walk in the park, I actually feel like I'm in the center of the Indy 500 as the traffic from I40 zooms past. If you want to stretch your legs and get a good walk/run in this is a great place. If you're looking for peace and quiet it's not the place for you.
Written 8 September 2016
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foodie412
United States63 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
This is a great place to spend the day or the night. Their are several walking and hiking trails, and many spots to stop and take in the views.
Written 3 September 2016
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Greg S
Monroe, NY119 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We were surprised that park was so large. Even so, being near a busy metropolitan / suburban area there was a lot of noise from the traffic that could be heard. Parking lots, roads and trails are well maintained.
Written 1 September 2016
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V2040EYinfo
Huntersville, NC6 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We loved this state park; it's large, soothing, and a great place to walk. The Young family's gravestones still exist on one of the trails too.
Written 31 August 2016
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patannire
Harriman, TN103 contributions
Aug 2016
This was a real novelty, in that, the park is located within city limits, out by the airport. The park is nice, heavily wooded, nature center/concession stand, and easily accessible. Park staff are very friendly, a lake with cabin access though the cabins will not be ready until September. The campground is small but well worth the $14.00 we spent. Each campsite has a raised dirt platform to keep you dry. A fire pit is accessible at each campsite. Campsites are first come first serve. You are not allowed to bring your own wood for a campfire, but, the concession sells a nights worth for five dollars. The concession area has a visitor center attached which describes flora and fauna in the park. Bathrooms and showers are on site, other than standard dead bugs, the facilities are clean. A park ranger does check campsites between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. which is reassuring that your belongings will be OK.
Written 28 August 2016
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Josh P
Wrentham, MA44 contributions
Aug 2016
The park offers an extensive network of well maintained bike trails. While the trails are not paved, they are easily accessible from parking lots and are not technical/difficult. I was able to enjoy them on a hybrid bike provided during my stay at the Umstead hotel. There were a lot of people on mountain bikes on the trails. Wider tires would make the trails easier for any rider.
Written 26 August 2016
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CarmenAna55
Raleigh, NC6 contributions
May 2016 • Family
This is an awesome place to visit, I have done fishing, picnic, bar b que with my family, just plan relax when I had too much on my mind. I have stop by once on my way home from work, just to release some stress for getting home...I loved it, it did me some a lot of good..
Written 23 August 2016
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420Lyn1
Raleigh, NC61 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
I've been here several times and enjoy it almost any time of year, although can't manage too long in hot and humid weather. It's a great place for hiking, biking or walks. There's a small lake and miles of trails. The visitors center is full of information and has a restroom. Good for just about anyone.
Written 22 August 2016
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