Pott's Branch Trail

 4 votes

1.3 Miles 2.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

94' 29 m

Ascent

-84' -26 m

Descent

410' 125 m

High

326' 99 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Unknown

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A short loop trail that intersects Sycamore Trail in William B. Umstead State Park.

Justin Paul

Overview

Features: River/Creek
Dogs: Leashed

Description

Pott's Branch starts from second-to-last parking lot on Umstead Parkway. From here, the trail follows a paved pathway past the restrooms to the picnic area at the trailhead for Sycamore Trail. Continue straight to the end of the picnic area and look for the trail to turn left, away from the lake and boathouse. Pay attention to the blazes to avoid missing the turn.

From here, the trail descends towards Sycamore Creek below the spillway from Big Lake. At the confluence of Pott's Branch and Sycamore Creek, the trail curves left and begins to follow its namesake creek upstream. n about three-quarters of a mile from the start, the trail intersects Sycamore Trail just before that trail crosses Pott's Branch on a footbridge. As you continue upstream, Sycamore Trail is across Pott's Branch.

The trail then turns left again and follows an unnamed tributary upstream a short ways passing the remains of an old dam. Past the dam, the trail heads through the picnic area back to the trailhead. The trailhead for Oak Rock Trail is here as well.

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Jun 11, 2017
Evan Johnson
Great quick hike with the dogs. There were a lot of cool natural features and man made bridges. There were several spots just off the trail for the...
Jan 28, 2017
Rashida Griffin
Jan 14, 2017
Matt Keeler
Oct 28, 2016
Louie Simpson
Sep 4, 2016
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  3.3 from 4 votes

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