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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

William B. Umstead State Park

8801 Glenwood Avenue
RaleighNC 27617
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Latitude: 35.890500
Longitude: -78.750200

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The gate at the Crabtree Creek entrance will open at 7am daily as part of a pilot program to allow early access to the trails system. From March 15th through December 1st, the family campground gate will remain open an additional hour after the park closes so those campers have access in and out the park during that time. 

Crabtree Creek Entrance:
November-February: 7am - 6pm
March, April, September, October: 7am - 8pm
May - August: 7am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Reedy Creek Entrance:
November - February: 8:00am - 6pm
March, April, September, October: 8:00am - 8pm
May - August: 8:00am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

William B. Umstead main park gates are closed and locked promptly at posted closing time. No entry or exit is permitted after this time except for law enforcement or medical emergencies.

Park Office/Visitor Center
8am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Day

Exhibit Hall
Located in the Visitor Center
January - December, 9am - 4:30pm
Closed Christmas Day

Tent and Trailer Family Campground
Season of Operation: March 15th - December 1st