Sycamore Trail

William B. Umstead State Park, North Carolina

Elevation Gain1,521ft
Trailhead Elevation396ft
Elevation Min/Max263/461ft
Elevation Start/End396/396ft

Sycamore Trail

Sycamore Trail is a hiking trail in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is within William B. Umstead State Park. It is 4.9 miles long and begins at 396 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,521 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Along the trail there are drinking water and an information. This trail connects with the following: Graylyn Trail, Pott's Branch Trail, Pott's Branch Trail and Pott's Branch Trail.

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Best Hikes Near Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill (Falcon Guides)
Johnny Molloy
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"This longer loop at Umstead State Park takes you into the relatively remote heart of the park, where miles of streamside scenery present beauty in every season. Start at a fine picnic area then cross Potts Branch, with beauty of its own. Roll over hilly, rich woods then drop into Sycamore Creek. Enjoy everywhere-you-look streamside splendor, from wildflowers to rocky bluffs, deep pools, and dancing rapids. Follow the stream for miles before looping up a tributary. The last part of the circuit is a backtrack." Read more

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Trail Information

William B. Umstead State Park
Nearby City
William B. Umstead State Park
William B. Umstead State Park, 8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27617; (919) 2184170;
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William B. Umstead State Park
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Dec 2018