Local Running Trails

Cape Fear River Trail

Entrances at: Tree Top Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28311 & 631 Sherman Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301

The trail is a 10-foot wide PAVED path for walkers, joggers, bicyclists and others utilizing non-motorized transportation. It winds from point-to-point for 5.5 miles through a beautiful blend of trees, plants and wildlife with spectacular views of the river. The terrain can be flat to 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.


Smith Lake Trails

Entrance: 2812 Smith Lake Road, Fort Bragg, NC 28310

At Smith Lake there are multiple trails to choose from. The main trails being the single track mountain bike trails that are also open to runners. These trails form a 7 mile loop that is broken down into three sections that progressively get more difficult for the mountain biker and hilly for the runner: beginner (green), advanced (blue), and expert (black). There is also a 5 kilometer long nature trail, and some off shoot trails from the mountain bike loop (red and brown).


The All American Trail

Entrance next to: 1623 Hobson Rd, Raeford, NC 28376

The All American Trail is a ten to fifteen foot wide unpaved pathway designed for use by hikers, runners, and bicyclists. The trail (currently 11 miles long) follows the perimeter boundary of Fort Bragg through North Carolina's sandhill region and includes a 1,000 foot boardwalk that crosses Rockfish Creek and its wetlands. The terrain is mixed with sections ranging from nearly flat to fairly hilly.


Raven Rock State Park Trails

Entrance: 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington, NC 27546

About a 40 minute drive from Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, but with around 20 miles of trails, Raven Rock State Park is a great place to go run on the weekends or on a day off. The majority of trails are not very technical and great for runners, hikers, and jogging strollers. The most technical trail, which is rated at a moderate level and great for runners and hikers, is the Campbell Creek Loop Trail and is a fairly hilly and mostly single track 5 mile loop.

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