Umstead Park is a wooded park, of typical “Piedmont” habitats. It is composed of two sections: Crabtree Creek to the north and Reddy Creek to the South. Within its boundaries are three small lakes: Reedy Creek, Sycamore, and Big Lakes. The terrain is hilly, and hiking is easy to moderate; some of the larger trails are open to horseback riding. Principle habitats are mature Loblolly Pine stands, mixed pine-hardwoods stands, and and mature riparian hardwood stands along waterways.