William B. Umstead State Park (35.890412, -78.750332)
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William B. Umstead State Park

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County: Wake
Acres: 5,577
Trails: 34 miles
Difficulty: Easy - moderate
Park Hours:
8 AM - 6 PM Nov - Feb
8 AM - 8 PM March, April, Sept, Oct
8 AM - 9 PM May - Aug
Closed on December 25th
Crabtree Creek entrance opens at 7 AM
Office Hours:
8 AM - 5 PM
Closed December 25th
Visitor Center Hours:
8 AM - 5 PM Nov - Feb
9 AM - 6 PM March - Oct
Closed December 25th

William B. Umstead State Park has 34 miles of trails on nearly 6,000 acres in the heart of the Triangle. The park is a popular destination for joggers, cyclists, and families. A variety of activities are allowed including hiking, cycling, camping, picnicking, fishing, horseback riding, boating, and canoeing.

Campground Spur (0.4 mile, easy)
Company Mill Trail (5.8 miles, moderate)
Company Mill Spur (0.2 mile, easy)
Inspiration Trail (0.3 mile, easy)
Loblolly Trail (2.7 miles, moderate)
Multiuse Trail (13.0 miles, moderate)
Oak Rock Trail (0.6 mile, easy)
Pott's Branch Trail (1.25 miles, easy)
Sal's Branch Trail (2.75 miles, moderate)
Sycamore Trail (7.2 miles, moderate)

White-tailed deer, coyotes, beavers, chipmunks, squirrels, raccoons, fish, freshwater mussels, crayfish, snakes, turtles, frogs, toads, songbirds, ducks, hawks, owls, blue-tailed skinks, butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies.

Plant Life
Mountain laurel, rhododendrons, mushrooms, azaleas, wildflowers, honeysuckles, wisteria, sassafras, sumac, poison oak, poison ivy, river birches, ironwoods, dogwoods, eastern red cedars, beech trees, oak trees, pine trees, red maples, black walnuts, yellow poplars, southern magnolias, and eastern redbuds.

Company Mill Site

External Links
Official Site
The Umstead Coalition
NC State Parks' Video


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