J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center TRACK Trail

Map of TRACK Trail at J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center

The J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center TRACK Trail is an easy 0.3 mile loop that follows a portion of the Cape Fear River Trail and a portion of the Wetlands Trail.

The trail features a playground, streams, and opportunities to spot wildlife. Clark Park is Fayetteville's second largest regional park and is considered a gem by those who frequent it. It was designed, and remains a natural woodland area dedicated to preserving the environment and educating the public on North Carolina plants and wildlife. Three trails wind through the park and along the Cape Fear River. The Nature Center showcases both static displays and live animals. Park rangers educate visitors at the center, along the park trails and through school visits. 

Track an adventure here
Collectible sticker for J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center

Location Details

Recreational Features: Paved Bike Path, Camping, Picnic Tables, Fishing, Interpretive Programs, Birding, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms, Nature Center, Visitor Center
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality: Open all year
Kids in Parks trailhead sign with brochures
Wet sandy trail through forest
Wooden bridge over small stream
Group of kids hiking down a paved path
Covered wooden foot bridge
Water cascading down a rock face
Wooden structure in a forest clearing
Cast bronze statue of bigfoot

Adventures for J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center TRACK Trail

Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Clark Park: Nature's Hide n' Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.30
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Animal Athletes brochure
Hiking

Clark Park: Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.30
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Bug Out brochure
Hiking

Clark Park: Bug Out

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.30
The "Bug Out" brochure is an investigation of the creepy crawlies of the forest. This adventure will help kids learn how to tell the difference between insects, spiders and other arthropods... as well as identify some of the more common bugs along the trail.
Nature's Relationships brochure
Hiking

Clark Park: Nature's Relationships

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.30
In the Nature's Relationships brochure you will discover how everything in nature is connected... even us. As you walk along the trail, the brochure will tell you a story about a few of the relationships that can be found. Many more relationships exist, so keep your eyes and heart open and you will discover many of nature's relationships - even yours.

Directions

631 Sherman Drive
Fayettevill, NC 28301
Latitude: 35.085694100000
Longitude: -78.873109500000

Partners

The J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership formed between the Kids in Parks program, The North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association, and the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation department.