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Raven Rock is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Broadway, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.0 mi Elevation gain 223 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Forest

River

Views

Muddy

Off trail

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Users reporting the spur down the stairs to the river is closed.

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Reviews (17)
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Recordings (8)
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Joseph Goff
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Bill Watson
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Not to be confused with the Raven Rock hike from the state park visitors center, this hike is on the other side of the river, from the horse lot parking area down to the Cape Fear River. It's hard to find the trail once you get past the awesome waterfall and Avent Branch crossing. We took the West Loop and went down along the creek. I don't recommend it in the summer due to downed trees and not really a good trail along the branch - plus during the summer I'm sure it's overgrown. However, if you go along the West Loop Horse Trail, you come to an unmarked left turn that will take you to the same spot where Avent Branch joins the Cape Fear. The trail back to the left is pretty wide so you can't miss it. We combined with the horse loop so found the left turn on the way back. The spot on the river is nice; it's just up from the fish traps. Enjoy!

Colette Atkinson
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Good trail. Not very challenging but not boring either. We enjoyed the scenery

Amanda McLearn-Montz
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Hiking

Pretty Trail! Good running workout

Tom Phelan
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FYI, the spur down the stairs to the river is currently closed. Still a really nice area to walk!

Jacque McLaren
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This park has great trails for all levels. Beautiful!

Carina Fosse
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great trail, great views... those stairs are ridiculous and it's usually too crowded.

Kristina Licursi
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Casey Lieder
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Amy Rauber-Patton
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Chris Armenti
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Steve Woolley
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F. Hewett
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Courtney B.
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Aaron Harvey
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Yanira Blackburn
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Sarah Weber
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