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Pott's Branch Trail

 3.3 (4)

1.3 Miles 2.0 Kilometers


98%

Runnable

94' 29 m

Ascent

-84' -26 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

410' 125 m

High

326' 99 m

Low

Shared By Justin Paul

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A short loop trail that intersects Sycamore Trail in William B. Umstead State Park.

Justin Paul

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek

Description

Pott's Branch starts from second-to-last parking lot on Umstead Parkway. From here, the trail follows a paved pathway past the restrooms to the picnic area at the trailhead for Sycamore Trail. Continue straight to the end of the picnic area and look for the trail to turn left, away from the lake and boathouse. Pay attention to the blazes to avoid missing the turn.

From here, the trail descends towards Sycamore Creek below the spillway from Big Lake. At the confluence of Pott's Branch and Sycamore Creek, the trail curves left and begins to follow its namesake creek upstream. n about three-quarters of a mile from the start, the trail intersects Sycamore Trail just before that trail crosses Pott's Branch on a footbridge. As you continue upstream, Sycamore Trail is across Pott's Branch.

The trail then turns left again and follows an unnamed tributary upstream a short ways passing the remains of an old dam. Past the dam, the trail heads through the picnic area back to the trailhead. The trailhead for Oak Rock Trail is here as well.

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Apr 13, 2018
Alfred Miessner
1.3mi
Jun 10, 2017
Raúl Gross
With Annie and Chris
Aug 7, 2016
Gonzalez Carlos
Jul 10, 2016
Gonzalez Carlos
May 28, 2016
Gonzalez Carlos
Apr 25, 2016
Gonzalez Carlos
Apr 4, 2016
Gonzalez Carlos
Mar 26, 2016
Gonzalez Carlos

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  3.3 from 4 votes

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