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Cape Fear Mountain Bike Trail Expands

Post Date:05/05/2020 10:25 AM

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – The Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department completed an expansion of the Cape Fear Mountain Bike Trail. Bikers and hikers can now enjoy two extra miles of trail. With the two-mile addition, the Cape Fear Mountain Bike Trail spans a total of four miles. Efforts are in progress to open an additional half mile of trail that was damaged by Hurricanes Matthew and Florence.

See photos of new trail extension here:

A map showing the trail location is here:

The trail is open each day from dawn until dusk. It is located near mile marker 27 on the Cape Fear River Trail, about one mile away from Clark Park. “Without the countless volunteer hours and support of local mountain bike clubs, this trail would have never happened. The trail hosts smooth turns and enticing features that are great for beginners and still entertaining for veteran riders. Hikers are welcome too,” Park Ranger Jacob Brown said.

Bike Safety rules:

  • Riders must wear helmets.
  • Take caution at any intersection. Mountain bikers will need to yield to Cape Fear River Trail users and bike trail hikers.
  • Avoid riding immediately after it rains, for safety, and to allow the trail to dry to prevent trail erosion.
  • Maintain speeds that allow you to yield to pedestrians and that are within your abilities.



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