Explore the most popular hiking trails near Fayetteville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great easy/moderate hike in Fayetteville. The trailhead was super easy to find. It’s by a residential area. The trail itself was confusing, like others have said. The GPS helped tremendously and we actually had fun trying to find our way. Without the GPS though it would have been frustrating. It’s a beautiful trail and even though it was almost 90 degrees when we went, the tree cover definitely helped. I recommend it!

hiking
14 days ago

This is a very easy walk on a paved pathway. if you start at what the guide says is the trail head, you have a very nice and quick lollipop trail to follow. However you are parking on the side of a busy street. If you go to the west side of the park there is plenty of parking in a marked parking lot, which might be a better place to leave your car.

The trail itself is suitable for everyone and is along a paved pathway. There are a few spots where the trees have created un uneven surface in the pavement that may make it difficult for a very short section to someone in a wheel chair.

The path following the creak was very nice and you could hear lots of different birds. If made you think your sound machine for white noise was stuck on the birds setting. For the time I had on this trip to Fayetteville, this trail got me outside and I learned about a park I had not visited before.

trail running
18 days ago

It was really beautiful but seriously difficult to follow the trails out here.

hiking
24 days ago

pretty chill, not much elevation gain/loss. second quarter is kinda unkempt, the rest is great. ok views of the lake. the ticks are in full swing

hiking
25 days ago

Kristen and I did this trail on trip to fayetteville. So close to town but the trails are great! Big trees. Cool rocks. Nice views. Lots of elevation change. Loved it. It is now a trail system that is a bit confusing as we did not have map. But trails are great fun.

Beautiful, very well maintained trail. we followed the outermost circle, but there are quite a few places to shorten the hike if needed. Perfect for hiking, trail running, or mountain biking.

If you want to run a rustic trail this is it. decently marked with red markers. Overall good trail

Poorly marked trail. Without this App I would have been lost. But, with AllTrails I backtracked and found my way. Going clockwise the uphill trek was rocky and strenuous but once we leveled out it was easy to moderate. Nice hike!

trail running
2 months ago

Quick simple trail. Fayetteville’s little gem. They’ve been constructing a mountain bike trail through but doesn’t mess up the flow of the original trail. Great daily run.

excellent trail!

hiking
2 months ago

I liked the trail. It's in need of some TLC but still enjoyable.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice and rainy hike.

Seemed like it was uphill a lot but it was really pretty and curvy and interesting and it really felt like I've burned a lot of calories I enjoyed myself.

Great place to spend a day. Trailhead is no longer accessible from HWY 62(Main Street). You must use the Kessler Mountain park entrance on Cato Springs Road.

hiking
5 months ago

Could use some clean up but overall a great hike.

mountain biking
5 months ago

A very good trail. Part is a gravel road for a short distance then the rest is excellent single track. You first climb then it down hill. Great fun. Well constructed and marked

hiking
5 months ago

Trail can be confusing at times and opens into a couple fields that you have to figure your way through. Also ran into some cows, which was interesting although our dog was not fond of them haha. It was a pretty easy trail tho, just wish we were able to get closer to the water.

I would like to do this hike but don’t see any place to park a vehicle and the road is a small 2 lane with no shoulders.

walking
5 months ago

Nice little trail for a quick dog walk. Take 20-30min to walk around.
Good parking.

hiking
5 months ago

It was a nice trail with a few neat gates to pass thru.

trail running
6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Good dog walk. Beautiful park. Pavement all around, make it easy walking or running. Not so exciting doh.
Has picnic areas and a jungle gym.
Would recommend it!!

This trail is closed (11/1/17)...at least the rock city entrance. Anyone know why??

Love this walk for its convenience, beautiful plants, and friendly folks (and dogs)!

9 months ago

Nice trail that is paved. Has everything a regular park has and a beautiful creek along with it!

hiking
10 months ago

It's not a peaceful trail because the traffic is so near you but it is a simple trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Not maintained at all!! I didn't feel comfortable doing it with two kids. We did 5 minutes and then turned around.

hiking
10 months ago

It's a very nice paved trail but if you do not know where you are going then you will get lost because there are other trail heads.

10 months ago

This trail starts out great with nice views of the water. Once you get tithe cow pasture just go back as there are limited markers, the ones there are confusing, most of it is mud and cow mess, etc. This trail had a lot of potential but was just all over the place. My dog loved the cows!

Not sure I would call this a trail. Once I finally found the trailhead, we gave it about a 1/4 of a mile in and it was so overgrown that we turned around and went to the other trail...see that review on that trail!

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