Lake Rim Trail

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Lake Rim Trail is a 3.9 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles
75 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



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washed out

Trail is well maintained and often has a medium amount of traffic. Roughly 3 miles out and 3 miles back if on main trail. Be wary the trail dead ends into a farm field, so be careful not to trespass. There are a few water crossings that can be negotiated fairly easy, however, can be made more difficult if there was a recent rain in the area. If following the main trail it will take you out onto the power lines for a brief period and then back into a wooded area.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Came here the first time to go on a trial walk but was completely fenced off. Second time tried to go fishing here but both piers where completely packed. So if you like peace and quite then I don't recommend this place.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

This is not a legitimate trail. It has been fenced off because it was/is on private property. There is however a park down the road with a short trail around it.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Where is entry fence up all around trail??

Saturday, March 04, 2017

It's open, it was also a great day to go, though.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Lake Rim Trail is open and quiet till you get near 401 at the tar kilns then the traffic noise is loud from 401! Easy hike but I spent the walk picking up trash that was on the ground while I walked with my dog and kids.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Closed - no notices or signs

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Thanks a lot Cumberland County. Still working together, I see.

Closed off from public, no notices or property signage.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Trail is still closed, with no signs posted anywhere, nor a notice on the Park's website.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Trail head was fenced off and closed

Sunday, May 15, 2016

trail is washed out full of trash and is overgrown at the end

Saturday, February 27, 2016

It was fun with the dogs! The trail was wide enough for my husband and two dogs to walk it with me.

trail running
Saturday, February 20, 2016

It was a good some what hilly run. Trail wasn't really well mark. It was muddy and uneven.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Decent short hike. Nice scenery.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

There's a new trail on the other side of the park, over by the boat access. I just found it today while kayaking on the lake so I'll be checking it out in the very near future.

The trail in the main park is good for families with small children. It's just enough of a walk to get the kids warmed up for the playground, or to finish them off after playing for an hour or so. If you want an actual hike, look elsewhere, this is a stroll through the woods, but still nice.

Be sure to read the information plaques scattered throughout the trail, there's a fascinating history to the area and you can even see some remnants of the old tar kilns.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Very easy and short trail. Lots of plant education set up! Even lets you know which plants to stay away from. Animal friendly. Animal must be on leash. Garbages set up for convenience. Small river at the end. Would go again!

Monday, April 13, 2015

I like this trail. There are some beautiful views of the lake before the trail ends. I do wish the distance was longer though

mountain biking
Monday, June 30, 2014

Very nice trail for what its worth. Kind of short, however there is much more to be explored in the area as there are a few trails that branch off of the main trail.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

recorded Track - Apr 02, 01:23 PM

trail running
Sunday, April 02, 2017

trail running
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mountain biking
Tuesday, July 08, 2014