kid friendly

dogs on leash

Should the humdrum of the work week leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Raven Rock State Park. Adventure is just an hour's drive from the Research Triangle and only 45 minutes from the Fayetteville area. The first feeling you are likely to experience at Raven Rock is one of renewal. Here, the forest reigns as each year the timeless cycle of growth further heals age-old wounds inflicted by man. Nature triumphs as plants compete in the stages of forest succession and the woodlands are restored. High above the Cape Fear River stands Raven Rock, its austere beauty a testament to the forces that have shaped the land. As the river below rushes to join the sea, nature's elements continue to shape the surface of this natural monument. Spend some time at Raven Rock State Park and let nature refresh your spirit.

Great time with my husband! Saw ranger before we left the parking lot. he was so kind, gave us a map that showed the trails that were closed and made recommendations. so kind! went back to thank him after :) perfect day in NC

Great place to run, walk, hike with your friends and family

Very nice trails, but some are still closed due to hurricane damage. Will be doing it again soon.

Love this trail for easy trail running, and adding it to the Raven Rock Loop for a longer run.

Good trail for running easy climbs and descents. Adding it to the Campbell Loop Trail and all the off-shoot trails makes for a fun 10ish miles of trail running.

My husband and I recently did this hike for the first time and we enjoyed the beautiful view at the overlook. Parts of the trail were closed due to hurricane Matthew but we look forward to returning to see the parts that were closed.

A nice easy hike with a canopy view and river-side area. I went here on my 20th birthday with a couple of friends - good times!

2 months ago

I went to do a reconnaissance on a camp site I will be at later this month. I walked the Raven Rock loop minus actually going down th raven rock. I did add on a bit by going down to the canoe camp sites and back again to resume the RR loop.

Beautiful area, great for kids, and has a cool swimming area at the mid-way point.

beautiful, mostly shaded trail. more like 6 miles with the falls added in.

After not hiking/walking in months, this was a killer. BUT I will do it again. Must have lost 10 lbs today!