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Umstead Park

Raleigh, NC

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Umstead Park is a 16.6 mile loop trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for mountain biking & walking.

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Eno - Cox Mountain Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail along with a nice short hill to do hill repeats on.

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Eno - Cox Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice 3.75 mile loop through the woods and along the river. Halfway through is a good place to sit along the river on a large rock to have lunch or a snack.

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American Tobacco Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was a great ride for Rails to trails enthusiasts. The best section is the southern part. The best place to start is on the Scott King road or at the Herndon Park nearby. From here you get a nice ride for 12.5 miles to where the trail begins in Wake County making for a 25 mile round trip. The trail surface starts as tar and changes to a hard packed clay that is in some ways better than the tar. There are Alena waterless bathrooms at mile 0 and Herndon Park as well as about halfway along the trail. The northern leg of the trail is OK but has many busy road crossings and less scenic. The two sections are still no connected so you have to do out and back on both sections. My five star rating is for the southern section only. I would only rate the northern section as 3 stars.

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Eno River
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

In the last week or so I visited Eno River State Park twice, completing the Buckquarter Trail and the Fanny's Ford Trail, with a partial walk along the Holden Mill Trail. Both were done before noon on weekdays, so I saw only a handfull of people, most right around the Few's Ford Parking area. I saw deer, herons, uncounted squirrels, turtles, and blacksnakes. There ar remnants of old grist mills and cabin sites along the way, and a variety of hikes from easy walks to more challeging hill climbs, and distances from an easy half mile walk to much longer rambles through the ridges along the Eno River.

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Eno - Cox Mountain Trail
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

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Duke Forest Trails
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

This is a very nice trail, and allows dogs on leashes.

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Eno River
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

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New Hope Creek
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Good trails for kids and wildlife. Bears,Deer, Cranes, Coyote, Wolves, Bobcats, Fish and Birds.

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Eno River
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Took the Coleman Mil and Pee Creek loops. The walk along the Eno River was enjoyable. Due to the melting snow, the trail was very muddy.

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American Tobacco Trail
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22 Completed 23 Reviews

Not really my style. The rail-to-trail means it's a nice wide path, limited elevation changes, and little interaction with the surrounding nature. Good views though.

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