Free guided hikes at William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh

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William B. Umstead State Park, 8801 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, features an extensive network of trails hikers, runners, equestrians and bicyclists, as well as lakes for fishing and boating, and facilities for camping and picnicking.

The park has two entrances:

  • Crabtree Creek Entrance at 8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 27617
  • Reedy Creek Entrance at 2100 N. Harrison Ave., Cary, 27513

Activities for both adults and kids are regularly scheduled at the park. Most are free but some require pre-registration. Make sure to follow the links to see if the programs are filled up or if there have been changes.

Here are some of the upcoming events:

Umstead Ruins Hike
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
8:30 a.m.
Start location: Reedy Creek Parking Lot
Free
Call the park office at 919-571-4170 to register for the program. Space is limited.

Come join Ranger Billy as we discover the ruins, stories and history behind the community of people that were here before we had a park here. This is an advanced/strenuous hike of approximately 10 miles at a leisurely pace. It will take about 5 hours and there will be some off-trail components on uneven terrain. Bring water, snacks, and lunch if desired.

Hike to Big Rocks
Sunday, November 24th, 2019
10 a.m.
Start location: Reedy Creek Parking Lot
Free
Call the park office at 919-571-4170 to register for the program. Space is limited.

Come join Ranger Billy as we hike to the biggest rocks and one of the prettiest areas in the park. We will be doing a 4.5 mile hike with some light off trail walking.

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Free guided hikes at William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh