Cape Fear River Trail

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Cape Fear River Trail is a 11 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fayetteville, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
662 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

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The trail is a 10-foot wide paved path for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, and others utilizing non-motorized transportation. It winds for nearly four miles through a beautiful blend of trees, plants and wildlife with spectacular views of the river. The terrain can be flat or slightly hilly. In addition to the wooden bridges, including one covered bridge, there is a 700-foot boardwalk through the marsh and wetlands near Clark Park. Along the trail are interpretive signs explaining the wildlife and plant life found in the area. There are more than 700 species of plants and trees, and 150 species of birds. The River Trail area is also home to an unusual combination and diversity of hardwood trees. Frogs, lizards and turtles are common sights, with an occasional deer. The trail is designated as part of the East Coast Greenway. The Greenway is a series of urban trails and greenways that will eventually connect from Maine to Key West, Florida, similar to the Appalachian Trail

hiking
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hiking
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1 month ago

Dogs love the trail

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

3 months ago

Great location to run. A bit short on people. Great place to run.

trail running
3 months ago

3 months ago

I wish it were not paved but otherwise it's meticulously maintained with a water point at about the 1 mile mark. not too many people on it. Dog friendly with poop bags at the entrance. excellent trail for backpacking, ruckmarching, and running. it says it's for bikes as well, although I didn't see any and that seems rather hazardous with the number of pedestrians.

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Wife and I walked from one end to the other and back. Total distance 5mi. one way. It continues around the reservoir and ends at the river

walking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Nice and very well kept!!!

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Me & my husband did this hike & we thought it was a loop. DEFINITELY NOT A LOOP. Its out & back so we ending up doing 10 miles all together. nice scenery tho & we seen deers.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Very mild terrain, asphault the whole way. beautiful scenery! Perfect for a beginner. A couple singletrack trails along the way for mountainbikers. friendly people. Very anticlimatic ending. relatively long. Only 1 water station after about mile 1, delicious water though!

backpacking
5 months ago