Sals Branch Trail — William BUmstead State Park

Morrisville, North Carolina

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A wilderness-like oasis among some of the state’s busiest urban areas, the 5579-acre park named for a conservation-minded governor offers a great place for trail running, fishing, picnicking, boating, biking, and, of course, hiking with your dog. The Sals Branch Trail is the perfect distance and distraction after work, on a weekend, or for a quick getaway any day during the week. Since mountain bikes are not allowed on this trail, it is also a great path for dogs. The many hardwood trees make autumn a cool and colorful time to hike. The low elevation of Raleigh and the moderate climate also allow for hiking throughout winter. Although leaves provide shade in summer, the hot months can be a little muggy and buggy for dogs.
Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina

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Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina

by Karen Chavez (The Mountaineers Books)

A wilderness-like oasis among some of the state’s busiest urban areas, the 5579-acre park named for a conservation-minded governor offers a great place for trail running, fishing, picnicking, boating, biking, and, of course, hiking with your dog. The Sals Branch Trail is the perfect distance and distraction after work, on a weekend, or for a quick getaway any day during the week.

Since mountain bikes are not allowed on this trail, it is also a great path for dogs. The many hardwood trees make autumn a cool and colorful time to hike. The low elevation of Raleigh and the moderate climate also allow for hiking throughout winter. Although leaves provide shade in summer, the hot months can be a little muggy and buggy for dogs.

© 2007 Karen Chavez/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Morrisville
Distance: 2.75
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: William B. Umstead State Park office
Local Maps: USGS Southeast Durham
Driving Directions: Directions to Sals Branch Trail — William B.Umstead State Park

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