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Sal's Branch Trail in Umstead State Park

Hello Fellow Hikers!

Let's meet for a hike this Thursday.  We will hike at about 3 miles per hour.  The Sal's Branch Trail is 2.8 miles long, rated as "moderate", and attendees can choose to hike it one or more times as desired.  I plan on hiking it twice.  It is a loop trail blazed by orange circles, rather rooty, and it passes by Big Lake.  We can meet in the Visitors Center (which has rest rooms) or just out front of it.  We should need about 1.5 hours to complete 2 laps, not including the few minutes spent at Big Lake and between laps.  If you plan on doing 2 laps, please consider bringing water.

If you have never hiked this trail, I am providing the park phone numbers and a link to the trail map below.

During the day:  <a>[masked]</a>
Emergencies, after 5:00pm:  <a>[masked]</a>

Park maps are also available at the Vistors Center.

By participating in this event, you agree to the terms below:

TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety.

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  • Deb S

    Perfect afternoon hike!

    1 · February 16

  • Roman

    Great Trail

    1 · February 16

  • Heidi

    Thanks to all of you for a wonderful afternoon hike!!!

    February 16

  • Susan

    Bit tired from this morning's hike!!!

    February 16

  • Heidi

    Hello Everyone!!! The forecast is predicting about 50 degrees and sunny skies at hike time. If your plans to attend change, please update your RSVP or post a comment in this section. Hope everyone has a pleasant day until then!!!

    1 · February 16

    • Jaime S.

      As of right now, I don't think I can hike today. SO exhausted!! Enjoy the gorgeous day!

      February 16

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