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.


Fayetteville, North Carolina Map
road biking
16 days ago

this trail was beautiful and relaxing. It's very peaceful and well kept. Only issue is that I assumed kid-friendly meant flat, which is not so at all and took my still-using-training-wheels kids down the trail and the hills made it stressful, mainly for worrying, but I got extra exercise and overall was a great trip. I would definitely do it again, walking for sure though.

26 days ago

Very pretty area, we do the trail several times a year. The best time to go is when the leaves change, very pretty.

Not worth the drive to to the trail.

trail running
1 month ago

I love this trail! The trees are beautiful and the bridges add a nice touch. The trail is pretty shaded in the afternoon. There are a few steep hills that are a great end to a work out if that’s what you’re looking for. My doggies also love to walk on this trail! Perfect for fur babies.

1 month ago

Great trail for all activities. Shady, toilets , birds and friendly users. Easy terrain but many hills.


Smith lake is a great mountain biking trail. Inside the all trails app, you can start record, and then it gives you a mapping function that you can follow to do the entire course, which is beginner intermediate an expert, for about eightMiles of riding.

pretty boring trail. Thought I was getting a nice river walk, but the trail is seperated from the river by a thick row of trees so you don't get that river walk feel. Had meant to walk the whole length but got very bored with no interesting scenery and ended up turning around after just 3 miles. Busy little trail with lots of cyclists, walkers, and runners.

Nice easy stretch of pavement for decent running without leaving the city. Easy parking at the soccer complex.

2 months ago

Towards the end of the trail was very confusing. Be sure to take a picture of the map at the parking area and compare to this map. Very easy and flat with some small hills. More endurance rather than strength.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Nice area, well maintained. appropriately marked with specific signage.
disappointed with the amount of sand on the trails. Even berms were made with sand and features concluded with sand. the Brown expert trail is the one too ride. and since I'm no expert I would encourage those with skills beyond beginner will find it nicely challenging

Great trail for distance running or biking but nothing too extravagant about this one. Perfect for dog walking.

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

kind of boring.

mountain biking
3 months 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
4 months 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.

6 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
8 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

8 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
8 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.

9 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

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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.

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.

paddle sports
Thursday, July 13, 2017

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.

Monday, July 10, 2017

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

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