Cape Fear River

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Cape Fear River is a 13.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Lillington, North Carolina that features a river 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.

13.8 miles
85 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly





nature trips

paddle sports






paddle sports
1 month ago

I’ve kayaked the Lower Cape Fear river from Fayetteville to Wilmington in 4.5 days on one trip and the upper from the dam to Lillington. The upper half has a good current for flat water but the lower is mostly class A’s. I enjoyed this river because it was chill but had to portage to often in challenging spots with lots of gear. Would still paddle it again.

11 months ago

we kayak the cape fear alot !! so much fun!!

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Not much to do, should specify the length of the actual hike. Would be good for canoe or kayak trip, but only a1mile hike. Would have loved to seen the whole river maybe next time by kayak.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Have driven along the Cape Fear many times, but to really know it is to hike along it or canoe in it. There is a nice place to rent canoes, kayaks, etc. at Cape Fear River Adventures just by the 401 bridge going into Lillington. Also good place to hike and camp at Raven Rock State Park just upstream from there. Many other places to visit along the river as well.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

This leads to a neighborhood. No trail around

scenic driving
Saturday, February 20, 2016

I really want to canoe/cap this one this summer.

scenic driving
Saturday, February 20, 2016

We followed this as best we could by road.

11 months ago

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

paddle sports
Tuesday, June 23, 2015