William B. Umstead State Park – South


Go running, biking or horseback riding in the huge 5,599 acre William B. Umstead State Park. The Reedy Creek Entrance on the southern side of the park is located at the end of North Harrison Avenue in Cary, NC and is near Exit 287 off of Interstate 40. The mostly forested park is in the center of the growing Raleigh-Durham area.

Inside the park there is a parking lot from which hikers and trail runners can use the Company Mill Trail which descends to Crabtree Creek where the company mill was located before making a loop that crosses the Reedy Creek muti-use trail (MUT) twice or the Loplolly Trail which heads east crossing the Reedy Creek MUT and the Turkey Creek MUT before exiting the park and continuing to the nearby Carl Alwin Schenck Memorial Forest. Mountain and adventurous road bikers can ride on the Reedy Creek Lake MUT to the lake where it connects to the Reedy Creek MUT. The multi-use trails can also be used by equestrians. The park hosts a few competitive events during the year: The Umstead 100 mile Endurance Run, Umstead Trail Marathon, Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead and the Umstead Gravel Grinder.


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