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Triangle Volksmarch

Triangle Volksmarch

Saturday, November 18 - 9:30am to 5:00pm


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/10K one-way of the Capital Area Greenway anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and earn the Volksmarch patch. Visit for more information.

Special Events Along the Trail.

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


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: 

Marching with Dogs

 Leashed dogs are welcome to visit all stamp stations, however dogs may not join special events at Prairie Ridge and Schenck Forest.  At these sites, dogs will have to continue along the Capitol Greenway rather than march through Prairie Ridge or Schenck Forest trails.

Biking the Volksmarch Route

It is possible to ride your bike to all stamp stations and complete the Triangle Volksmarch.  Bikes are allowed on the Capitol Greenway.  Bikes may park at the entrance to Prairie Ridge and Schenck Forest, but may not ride the trails in those sites.  Once in Umstead State Park, bikes will need to take the Reedy Creek Trail rather than the Loblolly Trail, and then a small section of park road to complete this 7.5 mile alternative route.


Date of Event: 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 9:30am to 5:00pm
Start Location: 
N.C. Museum of Art or Reedy Creek Shelter #2 in the Park

8801 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27617



Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.8905, -78.7502


  • November to February:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
  • May to August:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
  • September to October:
    7:00am to 8:00pm

Closed Christmas Day

The gate at Crabtree Creek opens at 7 a.m. daily as part of a pilot program to allow early access to the trails system.
Campers: from March 15 to November 1, the family campground gate will remain open an additional hour after the hours posted above to allow campers access in and out of the park during that time. Please note that once the gates close, they are locked until the park reopens the following day. There will be no entry or exit permitted, except for law enforcement or medical emergencies.


  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm

Closed Christmas Day



8:00am to 5:00pm daily

Closed Christmas Day


EXHIBIT HALL inside visitor center:

9:00am to 4:30pm

Closed Christmas Day



Open March 15 to November 1