Company Mill Loop

Raleigh , North Carolina

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This circuit hike leaves a busy trailhead then drops to a breached mill and scenic locale on Crabtree Creek. Beyond this popular spot the trek climbs a ridge then drops to visit Sycamore Creek before eventually returning to travel alongside Crabtree Creek again. The ample hills, alluring creeks, and tributary drainages all draped in woods keep beauty on the front burner the entire hike. The Company Mill Trail starts at the Reedy Creek entrance to William B. Umstead State Park, conveniently located off I-40. Being an attention-grabbing trail with a combination of aquatic and upland habitats, as well as having local historical significance, makes it a popular trail. However, many of the hikers who start the Company Mill Trail hike only the mile to the former Company Mill site on Crabtree Creek, and enjoy their time at this breached dam, rapids, pool, and rocks, rather than doing the entire circuit hike.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This circuit hike leaves a busy trailhead then drops to a breached mill and scenic locale on Crabtree Creek. Beyond this popular spot the trek climbs a ridge then drops to visit Sycamore Creek before eventually returning to travel alongside Crabtree Creek again. The ample hills, alluring creeks, and tributary drainages all draped in woods keep beauty on the front burner the entire hike.

The Company Mill Trail starts at the Reedy Creek entrance to William B. Umstead State Park, conveniently located off I-40. Being an attention-grabbing trail with a combination of aquatic and upland habitats, as well as having local historical significance, makes it a popular trail. However, many of the hikers who start the Company Mill Trail hike only the mile to the former Company Mill site on Crabtree Creek, and enjoy their time at this breached dam, rapids, pool, and rocks, rather than doing the entire circuit hike.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Raleigh
Distance: 5.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2.5- 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: William B. Umstead State Park, 8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27617; (919) 2184170; www.ncparks.gov
Local Maps: William B. Umstead State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Company Mill Loop

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