Cape Fear River Trail

Map of TRACK Trail at Cape Fear River Trail

The Cape Fear River TRACK Trail is 1 mile long. The straight upper trail is flat and is on the crest of the slope towards the Cape Fear River. The lower section of the loop trail is moderately steep in sections.

The Park is located on Hwy 217 on the Cape Fear River in Erwin and offers 16 acres of walking trails, overlooks, canoe access, and picnic shelter with restrooms. Enjoy a walk through a mature forest of hardwood trees and views of the Cape Fear River. 

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Collectible Sticker for Cape Fear River Trail

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality: Open all year
Large auto bridge over the Cape Fear River
View of the Cape Fear River through the trees
Gravel path through the woods
TRACK Trail sign with brochures
Wooden bridge over a Cape Fear River tributary
View of the Cape Fear River through the trees
Rocky drainage

Adventures for Cape Fear River Trail

Animal Athletes brochure
Hiking

Cape Fear River: Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
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.
Birds of the Piedmont brochure
Hiking

Cape Fear River: Birds

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
The Birds of the Piedmont brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Cape Fear River: Hide and Seek

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
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.
The Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Cape Fear River: Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, kids will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During their adventure, kids will learn about the need that people and other animals have for trees and about the roles trees play in the forest.

Directions

1002 S 13th St
Erwin, NC 28339 ‎
Latitude: 35.313439000000
Longitude: -78.691453000000

Cape Fear River Trail is located on Hwy 217 on the Cape Fear River in Erwin about 45 miles south of Raleigh. 

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Cape Fear River TRACK Trail was made possible by a partnership between Harnett County, North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association, and Kids in Parks.