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Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:15pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 3:00pm
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am
Trails

As you walk the trails of Long Valley Farm Access, you will experience a variety of habitats including longleaf pine forest, warm season grass meadow, wetlands, and a Millpond. You'll also encounter the winter residence of James Stillman Rockefeller, the spring house, the Pavilion, an old farm site and other historic structures. There are two hiking trails in the park, the James S. Rockefeller Trail and the Cypress Point Loop Trail.

 


Sandhills Access: Longleaf Pine Trail
Location: Sandhills Access

Description:

This trail starts at the trailhead and all other trails spur off this main trail. The trail crosses over Carvers Creek, and there is a small footbridge that hikers can use to cross.


Surface: natural surface, sand

Length:
4.00 miles
one way
Difficulty:
easy
Blaze:
white triangles

Sandhills Access: RCW Loop Trail
Location: Sandhills Access

Description:

This trail branches off from the main trail after crossing Carvers Creek via the footbridge. It meanders around numerous trees that have red-cockaded woodpecker cavities and are marked with a single band of white paint.


Surface: natural surface, sand

Length:
1.50 miles
loop
Difficulty:
easy
Blaze:
orange hexagons

Sandhills Access: Turkey Oak Loop Trail
Location: Sandhills Access

Description:

This trail starts and ends where the Longleaf Pine Trail ends. From this point, it is 4 miles back to the parking lot if you follow the Longleaf Pine Trail. Another pond, larger than the pond at the Little Pond Spur, is accessible from this trail.


Surface: natural surface, sand

Length:
1.70 miles
loop
Difficulty:
easy
Blaze:
white hexagons

Sandhills Access: Wire Grass Loop Trail
Location: Sandhills Access

Description:

This trail starts at the intersection where the equestrian access trail and the Longleaf Pine Trail meet, goes past the parking lot and loops back around to the Longlead Pine Trail. Visitors can observe the scenic longleaf pine with wiregrass understory, which is a glimple of what the Sandhills of North Carolina is supposed to look like with prescribed fire.


Surface: natural surface, sand

Length:
1.40 miles
loop
Difficulty:
easy
Blaze:
blue hexagons

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Contact

910-436-4681
carvers.creek@ncparks.gov

 

Addresses

Long Valley Farm access
and park office

2505 Long Valley Road
Spring Lake, NC 28390

GPS: 35.197026, -78.976785

 

Sandhills access

995 McCloskey Road
Fayetteville, NC 28311

GPS: 35.170036, -78.894338

 

Hours

  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • 8:00am to 5:00pm daily
     
  • Closed Christmas Day