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Saturday Morning Hike(s) Bridle Trails @ Umstead Park- Cary

Let's get outdoors, hike some neat trails and socialize at the same time.

We hope that the weather will cooperate!! This is a great opportunity to hike some of the nice trails that we have in the area with your friends from RDU Singles.

We will have 3 options for hiking on Saturday

I. 10 mile hike on Bridle Trails (the BIG one)

II. 7 mile hike on Bridle Trails

III. 3.5 mile hike around Reedy Creek Lake

 

This will be a nice, moderately paced hike. Please dress appropriately for hiking and bring water if you would like to have it on the trail.

PLEASE No Dogs or Children- we already take up too much room on trails as it is


Driving and Parking directions:

We’ll meet in parking lot for Umstead Park that is right off of Harrison Avenue. VERY EASY TO FIND!! Take exit 287 off I-40 and head North in the opposite direction of downtown Cary and you will immediately be inside the Park and at the parking lot. Just turn right off exit ramp if you were heading west on I-40, turn left over bridge if you were heading east.

 

(there are restrooms and a water fountain at the parking lot).  Meeting area is at Loblolly trail entrance.  Drive through parking lot to far right side, where you will see a gazebo and entrance to trail.

We will leave at 9:10 sharp, so please be on time. Hike will run approximately 2 1/2 hours.

http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/wium/pics/brochure.pdf

 

These are what the Bridle Trails look like!! No rocks or roots, wide hard dirt paths. Pretty easy to walk except for the many uphill sections. 13 miles of these trails in Umstead

 

 

Coffee after Hike-

We will also be meeting for coffee or light lunch after the hike @ Cafe Carolina at the corner of Harrison Ave & Weston Parkway- just south of Umstead on Harrison Ave. will arrive 11:45 to 12:00pm  http://www.cafecarolina.com/

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great exercise, very nice people to talk to

    September 8, 2013

  • Bob V

    great weather and company

    September 7, 2013

  • Pamela

    Great! Thank you Steve and Douglas for making this possible. pam

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great exercise, great location, and great people!

    September 7, 2013

  • MRD

    Thank you Steve!!!

    Great hike!!!

    September 7, 2013

  • Steve W

    WRAL forecast for this morning is great, perfect conditions!! It will be around 70 degrees when we start our hike.. no chance of rain. See you at Umstead

    September 7, 2013

  • Steve W

    We have taken around 60 people out on this hike in the past. It is great fun with a little bigger crowd for in the couple hours of hiking it allows you to talk to everyone. Coffee afterwards as well.

    September 7, 2013

  • Desiree

    Sick daughter

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry headed put of town at last minute

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just canceled, as I have to work........so sorry.........next time.

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like I have to work!

    September 6, 2013

  • Nick

    Going out of town. Next time.

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I haven't done a 10-mile hike since June, I hope I still have the stamina :)

    September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am out of town for this hike, but am looking forward to the next one!

    August 27, 2013

  • Journonya (Slimmer & Loving I.

    I have an appt that morning otherwise I'd be there. I hope you do this again.

    August 24, 2013

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