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Umstead State Park

Raleigh, NC

Umstead State Park is a 2.5 mile loop trail located near Raleigh, NC that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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American Tobacco Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It was like an interstate hwy. No curves, hills or different scenery. Maybe I'm use to the Neuse River Trail which is awesome!

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Pea Creek Trail
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

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Pea Creek Trail
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

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American Tobacco Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

I have used this trail a fair number of times over more than 10 years. It is an excellent trail for running and is well used by local runners. The best portion is the southernmost section in Wake County, which remains unpaved. Here the trail is wide and presents a smooth well-drained hard-packed surface. The trail goes mostly through woodlands, some parts of which are protected as state game reserves. Quarter-mile splits are accurately marked. Restrooms are provided at several trailheads,

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American Tobacco Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

I have used this trail a fair number of times over more than 10 years. It is an excellent trail for running and is well used by local runners. The best portion is the southernmost section in Wake County, which remains unpaved. Here the trail is wide and presents a smooth well-drained hard-packed surface. The trail goes mostly through woodlands, some parts of which are protected as state game reserves. Quarter-mile splits are accurately marked. Restrooms are provided at several trailheads,

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New Hope Creek
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

The directions are not correct in the link. This link takes you to the parking area off of Mt. Sinai Rd.
https://goo.gl/maps/iMMWDm67Zcm
The main trails are gravel roads, but there are trails that shoot off into the woods once you are down near New Hope Creek. Good area for kids and dogs since the main trails are wide and easy to navigate.

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Duke Park Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Cox Mountain Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

This is a pleasant, family-friendly trail convenient to Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and Durham. Not too long of an uphill stretch, and pretty, flat trail along the river.

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Duke Forest Trails
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

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Eno River Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews