5 miles
420 ft
-531 ft
217 ft
High Point


  • Riding area
    Cape Fear River Trail
    Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Paved Path
  • Bike type
    XC, RD
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Family Friendly
  • TTFs on trail
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

The trail is a 10-foot wide paved path for walkers, joggers, bicyclists and others utilizing non-motorized transportation. It winds for nearly 5.3 miles, one-way, 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 over 1,000 feet of boardwalk through the marsh and wetlands along the trail.
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.

Access Info

Parking at Clark Park and Jordan Soccer Complex

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More Stats for Cape Fear River Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -112 ft
  • Altitude min
    66 ft
  • Altitude start
    203 ft
  • Altitude end
    92 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to cape-fear-river-trail trailhead (35.129085, -78.870041)
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Cape Fear River... Trail Reports

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