Cape Fear River Trail

Fayetteville, North Carolina

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What makes the Cape Fear River Trail particularly interesting is that despite its urban greenway feel, it takes in a remarkable amount of nature. Some seven hundred species of plants can be found along the trail, including hearty bottomland species and trees more commonly found in the mountains, and throughout the year you may see 150 species of birds. Bluebird boxes scattered along the trail have successfully attracted this colorful bird of blue and orange hue; yellowbellied sliders and river cooters are common sights basking on logs in the river; and the handrails on the numerous bridges and boardwalks along the trail make great sunning spots for the eastern fence lizard.
100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

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100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

by Joe Miller (The Mountaineers Books)

What makes the Cape Fear River Trail particularly interesting is that despite its urban greenway feel, it takes in a remarkable amount of nature. Some seven hundred species of plants can be found along the trail, including hearty bottomland species and trees more commonly found in the mountains, and throughout the year you may see 150 species of birds.

Bluebird boxes scattered along the trail have successfully attracted this colorful bird of blue and orange hue; yellowbellied sliders and river cooters are common sights basking on logs in the river; and the handrails on the numerous bridges and boardwalks along the trail make great sunning spots for the eastern fence lizard.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Fayetteville
Distance: 4.2
Elevation Gain: 83 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Season: Best in Winter
Local Maps: USGS Vander
Driving Directions: Directions to Cape Fear River Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/1/2008
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good 4 mile hike, 8 miles if you do there and back because it's not a loop. It's a paved trail with water/porte potties on the trail. Good for bikes.



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