Hiking: Raleigh

Looking for a hike in the Raleigh area? Here are five options. Click "here" for more information.

Clemmons Educational State Forest
Talking trees, talking rocks — and great scenery to boot
Length: 2 miles
Difficulty: Easy
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Umstead State Park: Company Mill Trail
The most popular trail in one of the most popular state parks offers moments of solitude
Length: 5.8 miles (Total of 20 miles of hiking and 13 miles of bridle trail)
Difficulty: moderate
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Falls Lake Trail: 60 miles (with 24 shorter options)
A rare epic trail in a major metropolitan area
Length: 60 miles (with 24 shorter options)
Difficulty: moderate
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Hemlock Bluffs Natural Area
An escape to nature for people who don’t know they need one
Length: 3.5 miles
Difficulty: moderate
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Umstead State Park: Sycamore Trail
Lollipop portion of this lollipop loop offers the best escape in the Triangle
Length: 5.8 miles (20 miles of hiking trail total in park, 13 miles of bridle trail)
Difficulty: moderate
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