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Campbell Creek Loop Trail

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Length

5.0 Miles 8.1 Kilometers


Elevation

436' 133 m

Ascent

-436' -133 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

351' 107 m

High

129' 39 m

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Two areas of well-maintained trails. Great views of the Cape Fear River and the famous Raven Rock

Terry Moore

Overview [Suggest Changes]

Scenic trails invite you to journey into the park's interior. Raven Rock offers a variety of trails. Travel them on foot or on horseback.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Description [Suggest Changes]

This hike starts downhill for 0.5 miles just remember you have to finish on the same hill. It is a leg burner. The first half works its way through some rocky and root-filled trails. At the half way point, there will be a really cool switchback where you'll get a great view of the Cape Fear River and the trail runs along the Campbell Creek back to the parking area.

Rocks and roots make the Campbell Creek Loop challenging the switchback at the 2.5-mile mark is beautiful as it runs alongside the Campbell Creek and returns you back to the main parking area. Now hope on over for another 5 miles or so where you can enjoy the Raven Rock Over Look, the steep stairs down to Raven Rock. Side trails will take you to the fish traps and a peaceful stroll alongside Little Creek as you return back to the main parking area once again.

A number of trails in the park traverse a variety of terrains. Raven Rock Loop Trail travels through a hardwood forest on its one-mile trip to the park's centerpiece, Raven Rock. Wooden stairs down the face of the river bluff lead to the base of Raven Rock where the river bank provides a place to examine the area beneath the overhang. A stone balcony along the way overlooks the river and the floodplains beyond. Other trails offer access to fishing holes and idyllic scenery. For information on distance and difficulty, see the park map.

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Apr 6, 2018
Kyle Bolduc
Dec 26, 2017
James Kerner
5.5mi
Nov 18, 2017
Hwa San
Stopped at the apex to fish the Cape Fear River junction. Nice hike. 5mi
Oct 28, 2017
Kristine Kinney
great hike rough on the ankles lots of smaller rocks on trail. The puppies loved the water. 5mi
Aug 5, 2017
Ileana Herrera Lobo
4.9mi
Jul 30, 2017
Ileana Herrera Lobo
Jun 13, 2017
Cerani Whitehurst
5mi
Apr 10, 2017
Megan Bullock
Fun hike! Brought the dogs with and they loved the water!

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  4.2 from 11 votes

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