A historical and beautiful stroll along a storied section of water

Statistics

4 - 5

hrs

236

m

236

m

2

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Easy

Description

Stretching approximately 5.3 miles through Fayetteville, the Cape Fear River Trail offers a serene pathway for walking, jogging, cycling, and wildlife observation.

The trailhead is easily accessible from several points, including the Jordan Soccer Complex and Clark Park Nature Center, so you can either do it as an out-and-back (as drawn here) or just pick sections of it.

As you travel along the trail, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Cape Fear River, with its tranquil waters and lush riverbanks.

The trail winds through a diverse landscape of landscapes, so it's a varied hike as well as a simple one.

Interpretive signage along the trail provides information about the natural and cultural history of the Cape Fear River region, so you get an educational experience as part of the deal.

On the route you can learn about the river's significance to the local community, as well as the diverse ecosystems that depend on its waters. Whether you're seeking a peaceful stroll, a challenging bike ride, or a scenic spot for a family outing, this captivating trail has something for everyone to enjoy.