Smith Lake Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews

Smith Lake Trail is a 7.2 mile loop trail located near Fayetteville, North Carolina that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

lake

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trail running
1 month ago

The trail is a biking trail but you can hike or trail run on it easily as well. There are several trails at Smith Lake—I did the green trail (2.7 miles). Characteristic of NC the ground is sand, although it is not deep or too soft. The green trail is very flat and surrounded by a nice wooded view.

hiking
2 months ago

Surprisingly great little trail for this area. The red trail is closed about halfway through, but it's still worth it to go as far down it as you can, then just turn back around. It wasn't busy at all for a Saturday, which was great. It was perfect to take my dog on. I will definitely be back to check out the rest of the area.

trail running
7 months ago

Easy to difficult trails available

hiking
7 months ago

bunch of sand. Trail is an easy hike. The people who hike it do not pick up after themselves or their dogs. If your dog poops in the middle of the trail, don't be a d***.
If you own a bike, bring it. This trail would be more fun.

mountain biking
Saturday, May 30, 2015

It was nice all and all but there was a lot of glass on the trails in some spots where the roads meet the trails . The lake had a lot of junk round it. And it was way to sandy 4-6 in. deep. We had to go off the trail and ride beside it for most of it. I'm not counting this one out just yet tho. Waiting for a good hard rain to go back .

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Boo! I got the joy of "road marching all the way around this while in the army. Road marching is when you hike with a 35 pound rucksack on your back holding your weapon, and in FULL uniform. So we did 12 miles of that around this area...more than once...good memories.

Friday, June 20, 2014

I only ran the Green for 2 laps, just to get a feel for the course. It was pretty well maintained and there were a few others on the track aswell. Best I've seen around the Fayetteville area so far.

mountain biking
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Rode this today for the 3rd time. Parked at the turnout across from the horse stables and rode Blue->Black->Green and somehow this was 10.2 miles instead of the normal 8.9. Not sure if I got geographically embarrassed or something else. Still good fun, much too sandy, particularly on the blue parts. Have heard that the best time to ride is right after the rain. It would be great if MWR brought in a couple truckloads of good clay to fix some of the sandy hills and build ramps to some of the little bridges. Either way, I'll ride it again as it is close. Glad that Bragg has a nice course here on post.

mountain biking
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Update: The Blue Loop has now been extended. The trail consists of just less than 12 miles. Great Job Guys!!! A great trail for the novice and intermediary riders. Also, there have been new loops (red and brown) added to the trail.

mountain biking
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Decent ride good for honing a new tuning setup but no challenge needs more jumps watch that sand too you can do a lot of drifting

hiking
Friday, December 14, 2012

I have been out here a few times, not bad, just no camping on the trail, so start early. Also hiked a volksmarch in leaderhosen. Not a present experience, especially with little children. Decent trail all in all.

mountain biking
Saturday, December 01, 2012

Its a pretty good trail. It needs to be revamped because it used to be much better.

mountain biking
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fun trail if you combine the intermediate and advanced loops together.

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