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Raven Rock State Park

3009 Raven Rock Road

The Cape Fear River is the frequent hiking destination for visitors entering Raven Rock State Park, whether it’s Lanier Falls, the Fish Traps rapids or the massive Raven Rock, an ageless landmark for river travelers. Along the way, hikers will experience steep terrain, mountain laurel and rhododendron thickets and tumbling creeks. The park offers primitive backcountry camping areas for families, groups and paddlers; all supplies must be carried in, but the solitude is worth the effort. A separate equestrian area on the river’s north bank offers extensive trails and a large parking area. Frequent interpretive programs complement museum-quality exhibits in the visitor center exploring the Cape Fear region’s cultural and natural history.


Marisa Betts

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
I've been coming here for as long as I can remember and still enjoy the amazing trails and views. Me and my fiance bring our daughter here now as often as we can and she loves it as well! When the water is lower you can walk out into the river onto the rocks. & the raven rock is absolutely beautiful, such a unique piece of earth right by the water, the stairs to it are kind of rough though so just a heads up. Definitely not handicap accessible, but all in all its an amazing park and I would highly recommend visiting if you want to see a hidden gym with great views and an awesome range of trails from easy to moderate.


Saturday, July 28, 2018
Raven Rock is a beautiful park. The overlook is amazing. We have only taken the American Beech Trail and Raven Rock Loop Trail, perfect for a couple hours trek with a 7 year old. Trails were clean and not crowded. Would love to go back for longer hikes on other trails. The TRACK Trail pamphlets are awesome, my son really enjoyed tracking down the checklist.

Lori Hutchison

Monday, July 23, 2018
Excellent place. Enjoyed a hike with our 3 kids. Peaceful and refreshing. Great place to bring your dog. There is a nice information center and the restrooms by the trailheads were actually clean and stocked. Picnic tables can be found tucked away in the woods so you can enjoy a rest or snack. Trails are clearly marked with colored badges and reflective markers. Be aware that the trails are not exactly stroller friendly. Definitely not for side by side doubles but even single strollers with terrain tires would find it difficult largely because of the tiered steps and unavoidably large roots. Bring a carrier and you're good. Water bottle too. Definitely good exercise and a fun time with the family. Also, there's an app. Download it before you go in case your cell service is sketchy in that area.

Pradeep Achar

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Raven rock state park is one of the best park in NC. Trails are really good which runs along the stream and also some off trails runs along the river giving kind of open view to river and few areas are fantastic to sit down the banks and enjoy the view. Loved the early morning walk where sun rays comes thru the trees and falls on ground and running water in the stream making it amazing place to be. Visitor center has exhibits which are educational and staff are really friendly. Overall a great place to be close to nature.

Tony Cuglietta

Friday, July 20, 2018
This is a beautiful park with some beautiful views. We pie to your several times, and hope to go camping here soon at their walk-in campsites. The campsites are very primitive, and you do have to walk in and carry everything you bring. They also have a cool Visitor Center, and plenty of hikes for all different

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