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, North Carolina 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.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
728 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

walking
13 days ago

First hike in nc that i'd been too. Seemed long but now that I look back wasnt to bad. this is a trail i would work my way into doing tho if i'd never been hiking. would recommend doing this early in the day.

hiking
14 days ago

"Moderate," difficulty is correct, especially if you're not prepared. We did the entire loop, plus a couple of side trips. We passed a couple families heading to the remote campground; it's a hilly, hard walk from the parking lot. While there are no falls, there were beautiful views of the river rapids. Definitely recommend, definitely will return!

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hiking
1 month ago

There is no waterfall but it's an enjoyable hike. I would call it a bit tougher than moderate, especially for someone that doesn't hike much. Including the various detours for river viewing, "waterfall" viewing is 6 miles with some pretty steep hills.

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hiking
2 months ago

We thought we'd drive out for a little something different. It was a great hike but for us the Umstead Company trail or Loblolly is about the same and those trails are just a few miles from our house instead of the hour drive.

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hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! We did the full 5 miles plus the additional little trail to Lanier Falls. A little hilly in some parts and the trail back from the falls along Campbells Creek is so peaceful and serene. This is also a much more lightly trafficked trail than the Raven Rock loop trail, which can get fairly crowded.

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