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Best trails in Fayetteville

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Looking for a great trail near Fayetteville, North Carolina? AllTrails has 8 great trail running trails, hiking trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Raven Rock State Park or Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Cumberland County Park or Reservoir Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Fayetteville ranging from 1 to 9.6 miles and from 85 to 265 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Fayetteville
Top trails (8)
#1 - Cape Fear River Trail
Cumberland County Park
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
A pleasant 10-foot wide paved path for walking, jogging, or biking alongside the river. It winds for nearly four miles through a beautiful blend of trees, plants and wildlife with spectacular views of the river. The terrain can be flat or slightly hilly. In addition to the wooden bridges, including one covered bridge, there is a 700-foot boardwalk through the marsh and wetlands near Clark Park. Along the trail are interpretive signs explaining the wildlife and plant life found in the area. There are more than 700 species of plants and trees, and 150 species of birds. The River Trail area is also home to an unusual combination and diversity of hardwood trees. Frogs, lizards and turtles are common sights, with an occasional deer. The trail is designated as part of the East Coast Greenway. The Greenway is a series of urban trails and greenways that will eventually connect from Maine to Key West, Florida, similar to the Appalachian Trail. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved, typically about 10 feet wide, and mostly flat (less than 5% grade). However, there are some steeper areas such as around 0.8, 2.3, and 2.7 miles when going south where wheelchair or stroller users may need assistance. The southern half of the trail tends to have a gentler grade, mostly estimated under 3%, so equipment users may want to start from the south and go north instead.Show more
#2 - Green, Blue and Black Trail
Smith Lake Recreation Area
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
Dogs are allowed on hiking trails if on a leash. Some breed restrictions do apply.Show more
#3 - Longleaf Pine and Fox Squirrel Loop
Carvers Creek State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
#4 - Mazarick Park Loop
Mazarick Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 26 m
#5 - Cape Fear Botanical Garden Trail
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 32 m
$10 a person for entry.Show more
#6 - Longleaf Pine, Fox Squirrel, and Turkey Oak Loop Trail
Carvers Creek State Park
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
#7 - Wiregrass Loop Trail
Carvers Creek State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 45 m
#8 - Rockfish Creek via Canoe
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Length: 7.8 mi
Put in at the fire department on Calico to avoid being towed at the Hwy 59 access point. It's a tough creek to get in and out of, but worth it. There are many downed trees in the creek, but you can get around. The creek has beautiful scenery and a pretty decent current most of the time. A warning about taking out: store up some energy because you'll need it to get your kayaks up the slope. It is STEEP and the footing is treacherous in spots because it's so washed out. Show more