Lake Crabtree County Park

Morrisville, North Carolina

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This hike encompasses more than just this county park by Lake Crabtree. The trek actually leaves the park boundaries and makes a full 6-mile circuit around the entirety of Lake Crabtree, using bridges, boardwalks, and narrow strips of land, meandering over wetlands, streams, along the shores of the impoundment, and over hills. Views are plentiful. The facilities at the county park enhance the experience. The emphasis is on recreation here at Lake Crabtree County Park. The 212-acre preserve is situated on the north shore of 512-acre Lake Crabtree, a lake built as part of the flood prevention effort in Wake County. Almost every square foot of this park is devoted to having a good time in the great outdoors. I-40 forms the north boundary of the park, and it is near the interstate where a 9-plus-mile vein-like network of mountain biking trails traverses wooded terrain.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This hike encompasses more than just this county park by Lake Crabtree. The trek actually leaves the park boundaries and makes a full 6-mile circuit around the entirety of Lake Crabtree, using bridges, boardwalks, and narrow strips of land, meandering over wetlands, streams, along the shores of the impoundment, and over hills. Views are plentiful. The facilities at the county park enhance the experience.

The emphasis is on recreation here at Lake Crabtree County Park. The 212-acre preserve is situated on the north shore of 512-acre Lake Crabtree, a lake built as part of the flood prevention effort in Wake County. Almost every square foot of
this park is devoted to having a good time in the great outdoors. I-40 forms the north boundary of the park, and it is near the interstate where a 9-plus-mile vein-like network of mountain biking trails traverses wooded terrain.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Morrisville
Distance: 6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3-4 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville, NC 27560; (919) 4603390; www.wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree
Local Maps: Lake Crabtree County Park; USGS Cary
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Crabtree County Park

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