Lake Fayetteville Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.75 out of 5
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Beginner
5.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 800 ft
↓ 400 ft
1,158
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Lake Fayeteville Trail is mostly level with some short climbs. The trail surface is hard packed with very few rocky sections. It can be ridden in either direction. Lake Fayetteville is visible from about half of the trail, making this a very scenic ride. Expect to encounter other bikers, as well as walkers & joggers.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: I'm coming in from out of town...just curious..how well are the trails marked? Are they easy to follow so as not to get lost -Guest

A: Yes they are, and in recent additions to the trail you can do some hill jumps if wanted

Guest answered on September 22, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: Hey guys! Really looking forward to trying out this trail and was wondering etiquette on brining dogs? My pup will run along side me, but if this is a crowded/popular route I understand if that isn't desireable for other riders! -Kieley Parker

A: Its fine to bring dogs

Guest answered on April 30, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Reviews (12)
 

Gnarly


July 21, 2018
fredcook Gnarly  
 
Review: Giving this trail 4 stars for what it is in the category it fits in. Nice beginner XC trail that can be ridden by riders of any experience on any level of bike. It is mostly flat with some small rocks and small roots. The only features that might be considered TTF's are a handful of banked turns on the north side. This is a nice forest trail within the city. If doing the complete loop around the lake, you will be required to ride some paved path near the dam. An option is to turn around near the dam and ride the single track back the other direction. Not a destination trail, for sure, but if you happened to be close by and want a quick, pleasant getaway, or quick workout, this fits the bill. It is a bidirectional trail, but based on the banked turns mentioned above, it makes more sense to ride it counterclockwise, as the banked turns are ridden downhill when riding counterclockwise. The park this trail is located in seems to be pretty popular, and while there was a lot of traffic on the paved path in the park, there were only a handful of mountain bikers and one trail runner on the single track. I started and ended in the Veterans Park parking lot. I rode this trail after a night of rainfall. It drains very well, and wasn't tacky by morning. There were a couple of muddy spots and a handful of puddles, but pretty much dry with no tire clogging. Very ride-able after recent rainfall.

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Bunny Hop

June 20, 2017
rambler Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Fun beginner friendly trail. Mix of asphalt and single track with just enough challenges to make it fun. Relatively flat on the north side of the lake. More elevation change on the south side of the lake.

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Granny Gear

November 9, 2016
 
Review: Fun easy singletrack. You will need to watch out for trail runners and walkers mostly on the Veterans park side which is on the south side of lake Fayetteville.

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Granny Gear

October 9, 2015
 
Review: Very good long endurance trail. Great for timing yourself.

Similar Trail: Legacy in Arlington TX

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Singletrack


November 10, 2014
CFM Singletrack  
 
Review: This is a fun, scenic ride. Once we figured out the layout after a lap we did another riding all the additions we missed the first time. Good use of the terrain. Direct access from the greenway is an added bonus.

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Bunny Hop

May 10, 2014
AKArky Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This is now a gem of a trail thanks to the OORC, great flowy singletrack right in the middle of town!

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Gramcounter

May 22, 2013
scrux Gramcounter  
 
Review: I rode this trail years ago when it was a very basic circle around the lake. Then some flat switchbacks were added on the north side of the lake for added length, and now the new addition of more trails that resemble true modern single-track on the south side that follow the contours of the land rather than just cutting across and or following fall lines like older less well designed portions of the trail that tended to wash out with rain runoff. This trail is much better than it used to be, but if the north side portion had banked turns rather than flat switchbacks so you didn't tend to slide out on dusty corners this trail would be 5 stars in my book.

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Granny Gear

March 29, 2013
swill Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fast and flowy but lots of people can really be a damper on the ride. Nothing really technical especially with the new additions and routes. It's best after a rain and in the morning before anyone gets there.

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Bunny Hop

July 5, 2012
MTB_Johnny Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This trail is nice, especially if you live nearby. It is accessible from many points now and as MKR has stated some improvements have been made in the past year. Be prepared to encounter other bikers and the occasional pedestrian.---Although, a lot of this has stopped with the addition of a paved sidewalk that circles the lake. Something that I would like to see is additional improvements to the section between Veteran's Park and the Botanical Gardens. This area has become somewhat overgrown in a few areas and much of the trail elsewhere has been lost due in part of the paved sidewalk.

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Granny Gear

March 6, 2012
MKR Granny Gear  
 
Review: We ride this all the time after work. Fun little trail. Nothing technical about it. Takes me about 25 minutes to do a 6 mile loop. It's been changed up quite a bit over the past year and some fun features have been added.

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Lake Fayetteville Trail MTB Trail 3.75 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. 12 user reviews.
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