The Cape Fear Mountain Bike Trail is a feature of the Cape Fear River Trail (CFRT)/Clark Park area, located approximately one mile north up the CFRT from the Park. The trail is open each day from dawn until dusk.
After crossing Eastwood Avenue, you will see trailhead signs on the left before arriving at a large metal bridge. There is a separate loop that can be accessed on the other side of the bridge. Surfaces in this area can be slippery after a rainstorm so it is best to wait for dry conditions.
The trail has slightly over 2 miles on both sides of the bridge and work is being done to open a previous half mile section that was destroyed by hurricanes Matthew and Florence.
The Cape Fear Mountain Bike Trail is the result of Fayetteville Cumberland Parks and Recreation (FCPR) gaining support through various volunteer groups, individuals and a partnership with The Bicycle Shop.
If you are interested in volunteering for trail expansion and maintenance, leave your contact information with a park ranger.
- RIDERS MUST WEAR HELMETS. It is very common to take a tumble on an off road course and safety is key to preventing injury. There are tight turns and constantly changing conditions which require vigilance and constant attention.
- Take caution at any intersection. Mountain bikers will need to yield to pedestrians.
- For safety and to preserve the trail from erosion, avoid riding immediately after it rains. Allow the trail to dry before use.
- Maintain speeds that allow you to yield to pedestrians and that are within your abilities.