William B. Umstead State Park
Storm Cleanup, Multi-Use, and Hiking Trail Maintenance in Progress
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The recent heavy rains have damaged several foot bridges on the park hiking trails and also have cause major erosion on the multi-use trail. For everyone's safety, damaged bridges have been closed until they can be repaired. Most trails remain open but be aware of heavy equipment use on weekdays that may also result in temporary closures as repairs take place.
Cedar Ridge trail has been temporarily closed due to damage and high water.
Bridge repairs will be completed as soon as possible and will be prioritized based on urgency, safety, cost, and design process.
Heavy vehicle traffic on Reedy Creek Trail. Trail repairs in progress. Area closed to equestrian traffic from Graylyn/Reedy Creek intersection to Reedy Creek Lake/Reedy Creek intersection.
Updated: 2013-06-18 10:44:10
Several Washouts on Hiking Trails, multi-use trails, and damaged foot bridges.
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Due to recent tropical storm rains, several bridges are washed out on trails. Proceed with extreme caution, especially around creek areas. Cedar Ridge Multi-Use trail has been closed temporarily.
Updated: 2013-06-12 09:50:56
8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617
GPS: 35.8905, -78.7502
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.