The William B. Umstead State Park TRACK Trail is an easy 0.6 mile loop that features Oak Rock – an oak tree that has grown out of a rock outcropping – and interpretive panels describing the trees found along the trail.
Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an oasis of tranquility, a peaceful haven. Here, two worlds merge as the sounds of civilization give way to the unhurried rhythm of nature. Highways fade in the distance as trees, flowers, birds and streams form a more natural community. William B. Umstead is a place to escape the pressures of everyday life, a place to picnic in the pines, to wait for a fish to bite, to take a hike or horseback ride on trails through the woods.
Divided into two sections, Crabtree Creek and Reedy Creek, this 5,579-acre park is easily accessible from Interstate 40 and US 70. Visit William B. Umstead State Park and enjoy this region of wilderness at the city's doorstep.
Adventures for William B. Umstead State Park
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
Umstead: Need for TreesDifficulty:
For directions, please visit http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/wium/directions.php
The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.
The William B. Umstead State Park TRACK Trail is made possible through a partnership between North Carolina State Parks, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program.