Loblolly Trail

William B. Umstead State Park, North Carolina

Elevation Gain30ft
Trailhead Elevation384ft
Elevation Min/Max354/384ft
Elevation Start/End384/384ft

Loblolly Trail

Loblolly Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Wake County, North Carolina. It is within Carl Schenck Memorial Forest and William B. Umstead State Park. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 384 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 30 feet. Near the trailhead there are information boards, bbqs, parkings, drinking water, a shelter, and an information. The A Cord of Wood information board can be seen along the trail. There are also a wetland and a bench along the trail. The trail ends near the Why do we Thin? information board. There is also an information guidepost near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Reedy Creek Greenway, Frances L. Liles Trail, South Turkey Creek Trail, Loblolly Trail (temporary Detour) and Richland Creek Trail.

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Best Hikes Near Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill (Falcon Guides)
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"This loop combines one of the most scenic hiker-only paths in William B. Umstead State Park with a multiple-use trail to explore the south part of the park. First, pass a historic cemetery then drop to bottoms along Reedy Creek and a tributary stream before wandering hills and hollows to meet the multiuse trail. It takes you on high ridges then down to Reedy Creek Lake, a pretty impoundment. Finally, return to the trailhead using another multiuse trail and a quiet park road. William B. Umstead State Park has an extensive trail network. Some trails are hiker only and make multiple loops. Still other trails are multiuse and are open to bicyclers and equestrians. The Loblolly Trail, the main path on this hike, is a hiker-only track, but as an out-and-back path, it does not make a loop. However, also using the Reedy Creek Multiuse Trail, hikers can create a rewarding loop that visits not only moving streams but also still waters, not only narrow singletrack footpath where you watch your every step, but also wider foot-friendly trail that allows you to focus more on the surroundings instead of each footfall." Read more

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Trail Information

William B. Umstead State Park
Nearby City
Carl Schenck Memorial Forest
William B. Umstead State Park, 8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27617; (919) 2184170; www.ncparks.gov
Local Contacts
William B. Umstead State Park
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Dec 2018