Campbell Creek and Lanier Falls Loop Trail

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Campbell Creek and Lanier Falls Loop Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lillington, NC that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.9 miles 709 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Raven Rock State Park is off of Hwy 421 between Sanford and Lillington, NC. The park is best known for its namesake rock - Raven Rock. The Campbell Creek/Lanier Falls Trails are about 5 1/2 miles when combined and can be completed in 2-4 hours. Generally speaking, these trails are much less traveled than the the Raven Rock trail. Even on days when the Raven Rock trail is busy, these trails are usually deserted. The visitor center has maps, restrooms, water, and a small museum. The visitor center is Gold LEED certified and there is a small display which explains some of the steps taken to achieve the certification.

29 days ago

1 month ago

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

2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

We had a great time in this hike. I will recommend this trail for everyone who has a dog.

3 months ago

3 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

Absolutely beautiful trail. It was a challenging trail with just the right amount of elevation changes. I highly recommend running this trail. Also, try the Raven Rock Rumble held annually in November on this trail. They host a challenging 5 mile and 10 mile course. It's a great time.

4 months ago

Loved it! Lots of trails to choose from, ranging from moderate (5miles) to easy(1-2miles). A couple overlooks that are worth the hike! There are a couple of small waterfalls that are nice, but they aren't what you would categorize waterfalls as-think rafting. The hikes are great! Highly suggested!

trail running
4 months ago

I run this trail a few times a month. It's one of my favorite trails to run. It's mellow enough so you can really open up but rocky and rooted enough to be a proper trail run. The half mile stretch down to the loop provides a nice uphill for the finish.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Oh my love it. Kids made 6 miles hike. Awesome trail.

hiking
4 months ago

We had a blast trying to find our way around the loop in the dark. Eventually, we couldn't... so it ended up being 3 miles out and 3 miles back but it was so much fun and an overall experience!!

hiking
5 months ago

The trail was great. It was very well maintained and had a very clean facility with friendly staff at the trail head. The trail is located inside the Raven Rock State Park, so use that when searching for GPS directions. The elevation of the trail is fairly easy. I was able to maintain around a 4 mile/hour pace and complete a total of 5.2 miles (including a short extra bit to see a waterfall) in about 80 minutes. This trail was well worth the 35-40 minute drive from Fayetteville.

5 months ago

definately doing this again

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail that offers a good overview of Raven rock state park as a whole. It includes rocky terrain, sandy terrain, muddy terrain, abundance of wildlife, heavily wooded areas, controlled burn areas, and even small meadows. This is a long trail and took all morning as there are elevation fluctuations but is one of the best. There are several creeks and even some very very small waterfalls that lead into the cape fear river. On this trail you can spot deer occasionally as well as raccoons, snakes, and several types of birds. Keep an eye out for the controlled burn areas as they show almost different ecosystems and are fascinating along the trails. This trail is definitely worth the time it takes and I recommend taking the Lanier falls trail which branches off about halfway and is only a .2 mile there and back trail but offers great views similar to the fish traps.

8 months ago