Explore the most popular 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.

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I go on this trail all the time, great trail, dog friendly

kind of boring.

mountain biking
2 days ago

Have been coming to do runs here a lot but I recently started biking it and it’s great for beginners because of the way the trail naturally flows and gets harder and harder while still providing places for people to pull off it it gets too hard. The trail is lined with signs that tell at what skill level your at.

mountain biking
20 days ago

Great bike trail for a beginner who wants to be challenged. Whats nice is that I started on the beginner trail, it met up with the intermediate then advanced trails, so i did a complete loop of about 7.5 miles, and was exhausted.

Very nice trail. Dog friendly, bike friendly, good scenery and well maintained. Great Job Fayetteville.

really enjoyed this trail with my dog.

hiking
2 months ago

A nice moderate stroll through the woods. My dog and kids had a good time on the red trail 5k hike.

We did this Hike last June and loved it- beautiful area outside of Fayetteville NC

mountain biking
4 months ago

The paved section is very well made with fun hills, but the dirt section for the actual mountain bike trail is decently well kept. It’s very flat on the easy side(not the side with the river) and some cool hills on the harder side(the side with the river) but there was some fallen down trees, holes, and low hanging branches. Very good beginner mountain biking trail or a good trail to go to if you live nearby.

on Cape Fear River Trail

walking
4 months ago

This trail is definitely a nature walk or a nice bike ride. There are a few places to start at, I usually use the Jordan Soccer Complex. You can take the paved route out 4 miles or go the extended 1.5 miles through Clark Park. There are some hills but nothing major, most of the route is pretty flat. Very pretty area for the view as well.

on Smith Lake Trail

trail running
4 months 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
5 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.

Dogs love the trail

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

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
9 months ago

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.

paddle sports
9 months ago

There is no official traihead. There are many entry points on the creek, most being adjacent to residential areas, or off main roads. This creek runs directly behind my house and is heavily used in the summer months for tubing. Expect a steep descent into the channel and a short portage. There is a short hiking loop between South Main sub division and Parton rd. maybe 1.5 miles of easy terrain with 1 small water crossing. Be aware of your surroundings since the locals go to the train trestle to shoot. There is also a small camping area at the train trestle where teenagers party in the summer. also watch for ATVS on this trail. UPDATE: I just checked the trail yesterday and part of it was washed out by hurricane Matthew. you can still make it but there is a 20 foot deep water filled gully you have to traverse, which will be too much for children and most dogs.

walking
9 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

Nice and very well kept!!!

trail running
10 months ago

Easy to difficult trails available

hiking
10 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.

Beautiful but river trail was closed.

hiking
11 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
11 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!

nature trips
11 months ago

A nice, peaceful oasis tucked away in the heart of built up Fayetteville. We saw some beautiful wildlife (an eastern racer that startled my wife). Keep in mind that it is $10 a person for entry. Quite large considering the surrounding built up area. They also have quite a few events throughout the month.

Overall, a fun afternoon excursion.

trail running
11 months ago

Great improved trail for running and casual walks. Offers unique scenery in the heart of built up Fayetteville. Provides good changes in elevation to challenge running and biking excursions.

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.

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