Trail Running: Raleigh

Umstead State Park: hiking trail
Great training ground in the heart of the Triangle
Difficulty: moderate
Length: 20
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American Tobacco Trail
Rails-to-Trails project is especially popular with marathoners
Difficulty: Easy (flat)
Length: 20 miles
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Falls Lake portion of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Great for long, moderate and short training runs
Difficulty: moderate
Length: 60 miles (broken into 24 sections ranging in length from less than a mile to 5.4 miles)

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Harris Lake County Park: Peninsula Trail
Flat trail, foot-friendly tread and varied scenery
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 5 miles
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Umstead State Park: bike & bridle trail
Probably the Triangle’s most popular training venue, for trail and road runners alike
Difficulty: moderate
Length: 13 miles
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