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Reedy Creek Multiuse Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (4)

A very wide gravel/dirt trail that traverses Umstead State Park and provides access to other trails.


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Map Key

5.2

Miles

8.3

KM

Point to Point

456' 139 m

High

263' 80 m

Low

227' 69 m

Up

205' 62 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

This is a very wide gravel/dirt surface trail that connects Old Reedy Creek Road on the western side of Umstead State Park in Cary to the southeastern entrance at the intersection of Reedy Creek Road and Trenton Road in Raleigh.

If starting on the western side, it reaches an observation point for the RDU airport after a little more than a mile, just before making a sharp turn to the east. It then passes a picnic area and cemetery before proceeding down a moderately steep grade and reaching a bridge over Crabtree Creek and Reedy Creek Lake at about 4 miles.

At the end of the trail on the southeastern side of the park, a greenway continues along Reedy Creek Road to the North Carolina Museum of Art, which has a very nice park and outdoor art exhibits.

Flora & Fauna

Mature forest, with plentiful deer and birds.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Lynch

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 4 votes

#22770

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  3.8 from 4 votes
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Photos

Reedy Creek Lake Dam and spillway as seen from the S. Turkey Creek MUT.
Jan 20, 2020 near Cary, NC
Intersection of the trail with Reedy Creek Lake
Apr 15, 2019 near Cary, NC
Crabtree Creek just below Reedy Creek Lake in Umstead State Park.
Nov 22, 2015 near Cary, NC
Bridge over Crabtree Creek in Umstead State Park.
Nov 22, 2015 near Cary, NC
Reedy Creek Lake, seen from Reedy Creek Multiuse Trail in Umstead State Park.
Nov 22, 2015 near Cary, NC
Reedy Creek Road / Trenton Road intersection gate entrance to Umstead State Park.
Nov 22, 2015 near Cary, NC

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Apr 15, 2019
Jean-Claude Linossi
Only hiked a section of the trail to the junction of the Company Mill trail. Nice pleasant walk on an easy trail. — 0h 30m
Dec 25, 2017
Mark Winburn
Oct 20, 2017
dee angel
Aug 9, 2017
Andy McIntosh
4.1mi