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Reedy Creek - Umstead State Park - Raleigh, NC - D3

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Umstead Park Harrison Avenue Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Mar 21 2024  10:00 am >> Thu, Mar 21 2024 1:30 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Mar 3 2024 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Mar 20 2024 9:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:9 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is beautiful state park near Raleigh, NC.  Our hike will be on the scenic Company Mill (6 miles) and Sycamore (3 miles) Trails with combined approximate length of 9 miles. Please arrive at least 10 minute early for socializing and introductions.

*** FYI: There will be several seperate hikes posted near Raleigh, NC. Please check AOC calendar for details. ***

Some more info on the park:

Located in Wake County 10 miles northwest of downtown Raleigh, William B. Umstead State Park is a cherished retreat from bustling urban life. The park features an extensive network of hiking and multiuse trails, as well as three manmade lakes and their tributaries that are perfect for fishing. Both park entrances offer picnic shelters, and Crabtree Creek offers camping areas. Group camps, primitive cabins, and the historic Maple Hill Lodge let visitors experience a rustic overnight experience without typical modern camping amenities. Here is a link to the Umstead State Park website:


Required Items to Bring:

Water. No water = No hike.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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On-the-go snack.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:


Reedy Creek Entrance


Harrison Avenue Entrance Gate (Exit #287 on Interstate #40) Cary, NC 27513


Exit Interstate #40 at the Harrison Avenue Exit…Exit # 287. Harrison Avenue runs a very short distance to the Reedy Creek entrance. The parking lot is immediately ahead. We will meet near the bathrooms at the center of the lot.




Maps will find this parking lot if you enter the following:


Umstead Park Harrison Avenue Parking Lot



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