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Richland Creek Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (1)

A quirky trail that burrows under the freeway and accesses Carl Schenck Memorial Forest.


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3.2

Miles

5.1

KM

Point to Point

382' 116 m

High

286' 87 m

Low

56' 17 m

Up

111' 34 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek

Description

Starting in the parking lot, head to the back corner and enter the forest. After 0.25 miles, you'll cross Edwards Mill Road and continue on. Re-enter the forest and after another 0.25 miles you'll come upon a double tunnel under the highway. The creek runs through the left tunnel, and you'll cross on the lighted side on the right. The far side is a bit tricky as you should look for a rope to help you balance your way across the edge of the creek.

From here, you are in Carl Schenck Memorial Forest and the trail follows the creek through some lowlands that certainly get quite wet when it rains. The trail gets a little braided here but as long as you stay within sight of the creek you won't lose your way.

Cross Reedy Creek Road and go right where you meet up with the Reedy Creek Trail for a short while. Peel off left and border Richland Lake. Weave your way through some open green space and head into the forest. The trail soon ends at the William B. Umstead State Park where it connects to the Loblolly Trail.

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Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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  3.0 from 1 vote

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in Raleigh

#24565

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#13

in Raleigh

#1,016

in North Carolina

#24,565

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Photos

Stairs to Richland Creek Trail
Feb 19, 2020 near Cary, NC
Lakeview
Mar 2, 2020 near Cary, NC
Time to Mumba
Mar 2, 2020 near Cary, NC
Continuation of Richland Trail.
Mar 4, 2020 near Cary, NC
Trail continues.
Mar 2, 2020 near Cary, NC
Looking down the trail where it connects with Reedy Creek Trail.
Nov 22, 2017 near Cary, NC

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