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

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

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 mile hike around Reedy Creek Lake

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.

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 10:10 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 12:45 to 1:00pm

http://www.cafecarolina.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Marcia

    always a great hike

    January 7, 2013

  • Laura S.

    What a great way to start the day! Enjoyed meeting everyone, and doing the 3-miler. Looking forward to many more events with this very active and responsive group.........

    January 6, 2013

  • Miri

    So great to catch up with everyone again! Sorry I couldn't go for java afterwards- maybe next week!

    January 5, 2013

  • Stephen

    .......I was looking forward to a nice long walk until someone decided to enter my car without my permission :~(

    January 5, 2013

    • Polly

      so sorry! was this at the park or before you got to the park?

      January 5, 2013

    • Stephen

      ...this happened as I headed out the door and saw this gaping hole.....maybe next time

      January 5, 2013

  • MRD

    Thank you guys !!!! another great hike!!!!

    January 5, 2013

  • Erin

    I was looking forward to this morning but then I got sick. Hope everyone had a good time, hopefully you'll do it again soon!

    January 5, 2013

  • Polly

    BTW, Steve does a great job. Thank you Steve!

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Drove all over the only umstead park I could find. There are cars here. But, no where near 57 singles' . Please advise. Otherwise, I'll catch up with you at the cafe, after. Feel free to call me:[masked] (or[masked]) enjoy your hike! Wish I were there

    January 5, 2013

    • Brian C.

      Sorry we entered the trails at 10:10. Which park entrance did you use? We were in the entrance which is off of Harrison avenue. If you went in off of Glennwood you were in the wrong place. I hope that you decided to enter a trail; as it is a great park.

      January 5, 2013

  • Polly

    Very enjoyable - thank you Steve for all the effort!

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was so excited but, my car broke. I live in Cary near walmart.
    I have no choice but, cancel this trip. I will be there for the next one definitely.

    January 5, 2013

    • Polly

      sorry - If I had read this earlier, I could have given you a ride....Im just off High House and Cary Pkwy

      January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me too - on my way!

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I'm brand new to the area and so excited to meet y'all! If I'm not there by 9:50 am, i likely got turned around and am pointing in the wrong direction! Lol if i don't turn up by then, could you please call me? I'm still using my[masked] simply because its a smart phone. I have a local # too. But, you can text or call me on my 212

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is the Reedy Creek Lake Trail like? Flat, rocky, hilly, etc.?

    December 30, 2012

    • Steve W.

      This route is partially on Loblolly Hiking Trail and partially on Bridle trail- so yes to all questions

      January 4, 2013

  • Steve W.

    WRAL is predicting 40 degrees at 10am on Saturday warming up to around 50 degrees during our hike.

    January 3, 2013

  • Steve W.

    We will see how many people want to hike each option on Saturday morning and set the hikes up accordingly.... I feel like Waldo in these pictures, but they are the best hiking photos we have

    January 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could participate but committed to babysitting for my granddaughter on Sat. Am sure I'll get an equal amount of exercise as you all:-)

    January 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it afterall. Ill try to log on from work and change to "no". Can't seem to change it mobile. Y'all have fun!

    January 3, 2013

  • Marcia

    At least 7, I might could do 10. Depends on if my legs will carry me....

    December 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My vote is for the 10 mile Bridle trail:)

    December 30, 2012

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