We'll hike all the trails in William B. Umstead State Park on this first Saturday of Spring. The distance will be 24 miles at an average pace of 3 miles per hour. The hike will start promptly at 8:00 AM and be completed at approximately 6:00 PM. That's a full 8 hours of hiking plus 2 hours for restroom breaks, snacks, and lunch. You'll need to be in shape for this hike.
The sequence of trails will be the following: Sycamore Trail and Company Mill Spur Trail to Company Mill Trail. Company Mill Trail to the Reedy Creek Entrance parking lot. Loblolly Trail out and back to Reedy Creek Entrance parking lot. Company Mill Trail and Inspiration Trail back to Sycamore Trail. Sycamore Trail back to the Crabtree Creek Entrance parking lot (Meetup location). We'll then finish the remaining 6 miles of trails. Pott's Branch Trail, Oak Rock Trail, Sal's Branch Trail, and the Campground Spur Trail.
The time table for the individual trails and lunch break will be the following:
• 8:00 AM - Sycamore Trail/Company Mill Trail
• 10:30 AM - Loblolly Trail
• 12:30 PM - Lunch Break
• 1:00 PM - Company Mill Trail/Sycamore Trail
• 3:45 PM - Pott's Branch/Oak Rock/Sal's Branch Trails
Meetup in the farthest parking lot from the Crabtree Creek Entrance. Go past the visitor center and proceed to the end of the road.
This hike will be canceled if there is insufficient member interest by Saturday March 15. So don't wait till the last minute to RSVP. Rain date for the hike will be Sunday March 23.