Cape Fear River Trail

Cape Fear River Trail, Fayetteville: Address, Cape Fear River Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Cape Fear River Trail
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Jason E
2 contributions
Fun
Apr 2021
Great place to go to walk, run, bike or just get outside. The covered bridge is a great destination.
Written 9 July 2021
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Janet P
Loveland, OH16 contributions
Great Running Trail
Jun 2020
The most northern end of the trail has a beautiful covered bridge with a rail road tressel above it. Nice trees and birds on either side of trail. It's clean with some nice hills to get your heart rate up and a few port-a-potties if needed. Well paved with some emergency phones along the route too.
Written 15 June 2020
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Rus T
Fayetteville, NC106 contributions
Really looking unkept
Jun 2020 • Couples
The first section from the soccer complex south to Eastwood road is worn and tired. It is a shame as it is so well used. Fence is broken everywhere and lots of unsafe drop off. Parks and rec have really forgotten about it.

Written 6 June 2020
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dbbohner
Fayetteville, NC321 contributions
A go to walking spot for me
Feb 2020 • Couples
I was really excited moving to North Carolina because being from Connecticut you can't always hike year-round due to the weather. I do live in the eastern part of the state so there isn't a lot of hiking like I'm used to which is unfortunate but this Trail is very close to where I live and very convenient. It's really more of a walk than a hike but it has great scenery and fresh air. It's definitely a go-to spot for me.
Written 28 February 2020
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Keith H
Lakeland, FL450 contributions
Great Hiking, biking, and running trail
Dec 2019 • Friends
This is a well-maintained woodland trail for hiking, biking, and running; it features a broad paved path passing through rolling hills, several side trails, and restroom facilities. The scenery includes fine views of the river.
Written 26 December 2019
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TrekRef
Woodbridge, VA217 contributions
Surprisingly hilly
Nov 2019
I came looking for a stop off I-95 to stretch the legs with a bike ride. I have a road bike and that is my perspective. First, I saw signs designating the trail as four miles. My Garmin GPS measured it from Clark Park to Jordan Soccer Complex as four miles. If it is five miles the fifth mile is perfectly hidden. Second, I expected a rail trail (flat) with expansive river views. It is neither. At Clark Park, there is an extensive boardwalk through the woods and another halfway through. The trail, except for a brief road section and another brief section next to train tracks, is very windy and surprisngly hilly. In fact, I would suggest that kids under 10 may not be able to ride their bikes up some sections as well as kids over 75. Third, there really aren't expansive views of the Cape Fear River. It is simply a trail in the woods, a very beautiful trail in the woods, with only brief glimpes of the river available. Fourth, the trail goes under an active railroad trestle via a boardwalk, covered breifly to protect users from debris from the overhead railroad. Don't miss this. This was a highlisght for me. Summary: Shorter and hillier than expected, probably a little too short for many road cyclists, but very beautiful.
Written 16 November 2019
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Jonathan F
Fayetteville, NC43 contributions
A nice run
Mar 2019 • Solo
The Cape Fear River trail is a paved 5 mile trail (10 if you make the return trip 😉). It has nice views and enjoyable rolling hills. Its not truly a “trail”, but it is a good time nontheless.
Written 3 November 2019
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nadia m
White Oak, NC103 contributions
Great stroll
May 2019 • Solo
If you are looking for a peaceful stroll, this trail is great. I wish they had a bathroom on the halfway point.
Written 16 June 2019
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Tampa girl
Tampa, FL20 contributions
Beautiful Trail
May 2019 • Solo
Stunning trail typical of North Carolina beauty. Song birds, fragrant, paved, hills, and elk maintained, covered bridge, gurgling river falls. This place feeds my soul.
Written 22 May 2019
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Kevin R
Fort Bragg, NC275 contributions
Delightful Walk - Dog Friendly
Mar 2019 • Family
Took a great hike with my daughter and her good-sized dog on this trail. They have "dog bags" at the beginning, and encourage dog owners to clean up after their charges. The water stop on the trail also included a large bowl for dogs to partake. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk here.
Written 23 March 2019
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