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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Great hike for the family, especially if your family is a couple doggos.

road biking
6 days ago

What a great trail, pretty, just hilly enough and good length. A fair number of people out for a Thursday morning. Believe it when it says “walk your bike “, my wife and I both slid out on the far side of the bridge

So beautiful. Very clean. The trails had picnic tables in amazing area view.

mountain biking
21 days ago

Pleasant paved trail to walk, jog or bike. It gets hilly with a couple decent views. Overall its a nice place to get some exercise.

trail running
23 days ago

Green trail is “easy”, but will “trap” you with the sands... Blue trail has roots in it, sandy spots, and plenty of variation, including footbridges. Black trail has the steepest inclines and greatest variations, including quick turns and rocky areas. Brown trail is a sandy segment that blends with the black trail. Green floods when hurricanes unload tons of rain. The trails are fun and provide decent shade in most of the wooded areas. If you pay attention and go at the “right” time, you’ll get a chance to see deer dash out of the bushes, fox squirrels scurry around, or snakes slither (I’ve only see 3 in 4 years, and I cover a large amount of distance—avoid black trail near the lake to avoid the snakes, though snakes live bountifully all across the state of N.C.). Park rangers will be spotted on most visits.

hiking
1 month ago

Pleasant walk. I wouldn’t call it a hike. It’s mostly flat and sandy with lots of pines. The coolest part is how massive the pine cones get.

Perfect for an easy walk.

trail running
2 months ago

I run this trail often with my wife. It's very fun trail with an easy to moderate difficulty based on which end you start from. The northern end of the trail is harder than the southern end.

hiking
2 months ago

My wife and I hiked this trail together this summer. Not difficult at all and very pleasant.

3 stars for a good clean walk. One side is more scenic than the other.

Bully breeds are not allowed on the hiking trails and dogs are not allowed in the park itself. One star because of that and I will enjoy my hike somewhere else!

Good paved trail

road biking
3 months 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.

walking
3 months 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
4 months 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.

walking
4 months ago

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

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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.

hiking
5 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
6 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
6 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
7 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.

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