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Triangle Volksmarch

Triangle Volksmarch

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November 18, 2017

9:30am to 7:00pm

Triangle Volksmarch 2016 patch

Earn the 2017 Volksmarch patch!


Celebrate art, science, hiking and more. The Triangle Volksmarch is a self-paced walking challenge for all ages  Pick up a free map and passport at any of the event sites. Then visit stamp stations along 6.2 miles (10 K) of the Capital Area Greenway anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and earn the Volksmarch patch.



Volksmarch-PreHike Event

Friday, November 17 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 PM

Stop by Great Outdoor Provision Co. in Cameron Village for live music, refreshment and planning your route.  2017 Cameron St., Raleigh, NC 27605.


Special Events Along the Volksmarch Trail (Day of event)

10 a.m. to noon:  Decorate a Walking Stick.   Free hiking sticks while supplies last. NC Museum of Art Amphitheater.  

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Citizen Science.  Help biologists do real science experiments.  Prairie Ridge EcoStation.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  NCSU Outdoors. Try the ropes challenge course with University Recreation. Meet Triangle Greenways Council and a special guest Schenck Forest 

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Nature's Holiday Traditions and S'mores. William B. Umstead State Park, Reedy Creek Entrance shelter #2


Two ways to hike the Volksmarch:

1. Yo-yo hike.  Hike a section of the trail, then return the same way for 2x the distance.

2.  Thru-hike.  Hike one-way, then get a shuttle ride back.  Either arrange your own shuttle, or check back in October for shuttletimes provided by Triangle Volksmarch.

Volksmarch means “people’s march”.  The tradition began in Germany as a fun sport for all ages.  For questions or partnership opportunities, contact, 919-707-9348


Thru-Hike Shuttle

A limited shuttle service will help thru-hikers return to their vehicles near the NC Museum of Art or William B. Umstead depending on the direction of their hike.
Shuttle pick up from William B. Umstead State Park (Reedy Creek) entrance at:  2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm. 
Shuttle pick up from NC Museum of Art (near amphitheater entrance) at: 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm.

Register for a shuttle here: 


Triangle Volksmarch is made possible by a Public Lands Day grant through the National Environmental Education Foundation and Friends of State Parks. For questions or partnership, contact